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Quilty, Lena C.; Bagby, R. Michael – Assessment, 2007
The Personality Psychopathology Five (PSY-5) is a model of personality psychopathology assessed in adult populations with a set of Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2 (MMPI-2) scales. The authors examine the reliability and validity of recently developed lower-order facet subscales for each of these five domains, with an emphasis on…
Descriptors: Validity, Factor Structure, Psychopathology, Personality
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Miller, Christopher S.; Shields, Alan L.; Campfield, Delia; Wallace, Kim A.; Weiss, Roger D. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2007
Three drug and alcohol use screening scales are embedded within the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory--2: the MacAndrew Alcoholism Scale (MAC) and its revised version (MAC-R), the Addiction Acknowledgement Scale (AAS), and the Addiction Potential Scale (APS). The current study evaluated the reliability reporting practices among 210…
Descriptors: Substance Abuse, Drinking, Reliability, Personality
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Sellbom, Martin; Ben-Porath, Yossef S.; Stafford, Kathleen P. – Psychological Assessment, 2007
We examined the convergent and discriminant validity of the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory--2 (MMPI--2) measures of psychopathy, including the Clinical Scale 4, Restructured Clinical Scale 4 (RC4), Content Scale Antisocial Practices (ASP), and Personality Psychopathology Five Scale Disconstraint (DISC). Comparisons of the empirical…
Descriptors: Mental Disorders, Validity, Psychopathology, Personality Measures
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Li, Andrew; Bagger, Jessica – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2007
The Balanced Inventory of Desirable Responding (BIDR) is one of the most widely used social desirability scales. The authors conducted a reliability generalization study to examine the typical reliability coefficients of BIDR scores and explored factors that explained the variability of reliability estimates across studies. The results indicated…
Descriptors: Reliability, Generalization, Social Desirability, Scores
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Gervais, Roger O.; Ben-Porath, Yossef S.; Wygant, Dustin B.; Green, Paul – Assessment, 2007
This study describes the development of a Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI-2) scale designed to detect negative response bias in forensic neuropsychological or disability assessment settings. The Response Bias Scale (RBS) consists of 28 MMPI-2 items that discriminated between persons who passed or failed the Word Memory Test…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Response Style (Tests), Measures (Individuals), Persuasive Discourse
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McDevitt-Murphy, Meghan E.; Weathers, Frank W.; Flood, Amanda M.; Eakin, David E.; Benson, Trisha A. – Assessment, 2007
This study investigated the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-Revised (MMPI-2; Butcher, Dahlstrom, Graham, Tellegen, & Kaemmer, 1989) and the Personality Assessment Inventory (PAI; Morey, 1991) with regard to each instrument's utility for discriminating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) from depression and social phobia in a…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Personality Assessment, Depression (Psychology), Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
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Forbey, Johnathan D.; Ben-Porath, Yossef S. – Psychological Assessment, 2007
Computerized adaptive testing in personality assessment can improve efficiency by significantly reducing the number of items administered to answer an assessment question. Two approaches have been explored for adaptive testing in computerized personality assessment: item response theory and the countdown method. In this article, the authors…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Computer Assisted Testing, Test Validity, Personality Assessment
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Pinsoneault, Terry B. – Psychological Assessment, 2007
The ability of the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2 (MMPI-2; J. N. Butcher et al., 2001) validity scales to detect random, partially random, and nonrandom MMPI-2 protocols was investigated. Investigations included the Variable Response Inconsistency scale (VRIN), F, several potentially useful new F and VRIN subscales, and F-sub(b) - F…
Descriptors: Personality, Measures (Individuals), Juvenile Courts, Personality Measures
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Hand, Cynthia G.; Archer, Robert P.; Handel, Richard W.; Forbey, Johnathan D. – Assessment, 2007
Numerous studies have reported that the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-Adolescent (MMPI-A) produces a high frequency of within-normal-limits basic scale profiles for adolescents with significant clinical pathology (e.g., Archer, 2005). The current study builds on the observation that the MMPI-A normative sample included participants…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Profiles, Pathology, Personality
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Burant, Terry J.; Chubbuck, Sharon M.; Whipp, Joan L. – Journal of Teacher Education, 2007
This article addresses the current debates about the definition and assessment of dispositions in teacher education. Competing perspectives on the definitions and assessment of dispositions in teacher education are examined and critiqued, and a renewed commitment to foregrounding the moral nature of teaching is suggested. Recommendations for…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Ethics, Beliefs, Personality Traits
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Marshall, Margarita B.; Bagby, R. Michael – Assessment, 2006
The incremental validity and clinical utility of the recently developed Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2 (MMPI-2) Infrequency Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Scale (Fptsd) was examined in relation to the family of MMPI-2 F scales in distinguishing feigned post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) from disability claimants with PTSD.…
Descriptors: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Test Validity, Personality Measures, Effect Size
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Sellbom, Martin; Ben-Porath, Yossef S.; McNulty, John L.; Arbisi, Paul A.; Graham, John R. – Assessment, 2006
The frequency, origin, and interpretative implications of elevation differences on the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2 (MMPI-2) clinical and restructured clinical (RC) scales were examined. Two large clinical samples consisting of 1,770 outpatients and 2,438 inpatients were used for this study. Three potential factors…
Descriptors: Personality Assessment, Patients, Correlation, Individual Differences
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Livingston, Ronald B.; Jennings, Earl; Colotla, Victor A.; Reynolds, Cecil R.; Shercliffe, Regan J. – Psychological Assessment, 2006
In this study, the authors examined the stability of Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory--2 (J. N. Butcher, W. G. Dahlstrom, J. R. Graham, A. Tellegen, & B. Kaemmer, 1989) code types in a sample of 94 injured workers with a mean test-retest interval of 21.3 months (SD = 14.1). Congruence rates for undefined code types were 34% for…
Descriptors: Congruence (Psychology), Injuries, Personality Measures, Test Reliability
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Strong, David R.; Glassmire, David M.; Frederick, Richard I.; Greene, Roger L. – Psychological Assessment, 2006
P. A. Arbisi and Y. S. Ben-Porath (1995) originally proposed that the Infrequency Psychopathology scale, F(p), be used as the final step in an algorithm to determine the validity of a Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2 (MMPI-2) protocol. The current study used taxometric procedures to determine the latent structure of F(p) among…
Descriptors: Item Response Theory, Test Validity, Psychopathology, Measures (Individuals)
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Helfritz, Laura E.; Stanford, Matthew S.; Conklin, Sarah M.; Greve, Kevin W.; Villemarette-Pittman, Nicole R.; Houston, Rebecca J. – Psychological Record, 2006
Clinical assessment of domestic violence has traditionally relied on self-report methods of data collection, using structured interviews and lengthy questionnaires such as the MMPI-2. However, in certain situations such as court-ordered domestic violence evaluations, information obtained through self-report methods may be tainted because of…
Descriptors: Family Violence, Self Disclosure (Individuals), Item Analysis, Males
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