ERIC Number: EJ943222
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jun
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MACI Personality Patterns and DSM-IV Symptomology in a Sample of Troubled Mexican-American Adolescents
Blumentritt, Tracie L.; Angle, Rebecca L.; Brown, Jeffrey M.
Journal of Child and Family Studies, v13 n2 p163-178 Jun 2004
Bivariate and multivariate correlation analyses were used to investigate personality trait variables and their relation to DSM-IV symptomology in a clinically-identified sample of 142 Mexican-American adolescents. Personality variables were measured with the Personality Style subscales of the Millon Adolescent Clinical Inventory. DSM-IV symptomology was assessed by four clinical subscales of the Adolescent Psychopathology Scale. Canonical correlation analysis revealed two independent and salient patterns of correlation between the personality variables and symptomology which together accounted for 86% of the variance. We conceptualized these patterns as "outgoing conformity" and "egotistical unruliness." Results are discussed in terms of cross-cultural issues and implications for mental health services for minority youth.
Descriptors: Health Services, Personality Traits, Mental Health Programs, Psychopathology, Adolescents, Multivariate Analysis, Correlation, Mexican Americans, Personality Measures, Measures (Individuals), Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Minority Groups, Cultural Differences
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