ERIC Number: EJ978622
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Apr
Reference Count: 36
Cultural Validity of the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2 Empirical Correlates: Is This the Best We Can Do?
Hill, Jill S.; Robbins, Rockey R.; Pace, Terry M.
Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, v40 n2 p104-116 Apr 2012
This article critically reviews empirical correlates of the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2 (MMPI-2; Butcher, Dahlstrom, Graham, Tellegen, & Kaemmer, 1989), based on several validation studies conducted with different racial, ethnic, and cultural groups. A major critique of the reviewed MMPI-2 studies was focused on the use of extratest measures with origins in a purely Western worldview. To address significant ethical issues, future studies that investigate the validity of using the MMPI-2 with persons from diverse cultural backgrounds must incorporate extratest measures grounded in relevant cultural systems. Using culturally and contextually informed extratest measures to identify empirical correlates and validate the MMPI-2 will improve the research in this area by leaps and bounds.
Descriptors: Validity, Measures (Individuals), Identification, Research, Data Analysis, Tests, Investigations, Females, African Americans, Personality, College Students, American Indians
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory