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Proefrock, David W. – 1983
The recent development of strong statistical techniques has made accurate predictions of recidivism possible. To investigate the utility of discriminant analysis methodology in making predictions of recidivism in juvenile offenders, the court records of 271 male and female juvenile offenders, aged 12-16, were reviewed. A cross validation group…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Crime Prevention, Delinquency, Discriminant Analysis
Ross, Steven M.; And Others – 1983
While there have been few reports of psychological assessment of eating disordered patients, studies using the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI) to assess eating disordered subjects found that female anorexics had remarkably similiar profiles (score elevations of 70 or more) to female schizophrenics on the Depression (D),…
Descriptors: Anorexia Nervosa, Clinical Diagnosis, College Students, Higher Education
Suess, James F. – 1986
While the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI) has retained its popularity within the clinical community for over 40 years, some investigators have criticized its ability to provide an accurate diagnosis. Codetype systems of MMPI score interpretations were developed and a predictive relationship between codetypes and diagnoses was…
Descriptors: Classification, Clinical Diagnosis, Personality Assessment, Personality Measures
Auvenshine, Dwight – 1987
Several demographic and psychosocial variables affect assessment and treatment of chronic pain patients. The variables include demographic characteristics, life styles, family constellations, job conditions, financial status, support networks, and leisure activities. In recent years clinics and programs have emerged in a variety of configurations.…
Descriptors: Demography, Diseases, Medical Services, Patients
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Patel, Sunita; And Others – Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 1995
Examined the relationship between the emotional response of homophobia and selected personality and self-report behavioral variables (n=80). Data suggest that among young men certain personality characteristics compound homonegative affect and behavior. (JBJ)
Descriptors: Affective Behavior, Aggression, College Students, Higher Education
Shusman, Elizabeth J.; And Others – 1985
Validation and cross-validation studies were conducted using the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI) and Inwald Personality Inventory (IPI) to predict job performance for 698 urban male police officers who completed a six-month training academy. Job performance criteria evaluated included absence, lateness, derelictions, negative…
Descriptors: Adults, Behavior Patterns, Comparative Testing, Correlation
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Arbisi, Paul A.; Ben-Porath, Yossef S. – Psychological Assessment, 1995
The development and initial validation of a new Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory--2 (MMPI-2) scale designed to determine infrequent responding with psychopathological populations are described. Results with 1,179 subjects show that the Infrequency-Psychopathology Scale (F p ) may be useful in settings with high base rates of…
Descriptors: Patients, Psychological Patterns, Psychopathology, Responses
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Trull, Timothy J.; And Others – Psychological Assessment, 1995
Relations between the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory Psychopathology Five (PSY-5), and the Neuroticism, Extraversion, and Openness Personality Inventory (NEO-PI) and its revision (NEO-PI-R) were studied for 170 community adults and 57 clinical patients. Correlations between the instruments showed meaningful relations between the two…
Descriptors: Adults, Comparative Analysis, Construct Validity, Extraversion Introversion
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Berry, David T. R.; And Others – Psychological Assessment, 1995
Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI-2) validity scales were compared for 20 nonclinical participants, 18 subjects asked to fake injury, 18 head injury patients not seeking compensation, and 30 compensation-seeking head injury patients. Results suggest that MMPI-2 overreporting scales are sensitive to complaint fabrication and…
Descriptors: Compensation (Remuneration), Head Injuries, Neuropsychology, Patients
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Risberg, Richard A.; And Others – Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse, 1995
Tests validity of the Substance Abuse Subtle Screening Inventory (SASSI) in detecting chemical dependency in adolescents (n=107), when compared to the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI) results. Further validation for the SASSI was obtained. Treatment implications and suggestions for further research are provided. (SNR)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Alcohol Abuse, Alcoholism, Drug Abuse
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Pinsoneault, Terry B. – Computers in Human Behavior, 1996
Computer-assisted and paper-and-pencil-administered formats for the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventories were investigated. Subjects were 32 master's and doctoral-level counseling students. Findings indicated that the two formats were comparable and that students preferred the computer-assisted format. (AEF)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Computer Assisted Testing, Graduate Students, Higher Education
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Greenway, Philip; Milne, Lisa – Psychology in the Schools, 1999
Examines whether subtest scatter might be an indicator of learning disabilities (LDs), psychopathology, or both in a sample of normal adolescents (N=170) using the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children III and the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-Adolescent. The hypothesis that subtest scatter is associated with LDs was generally not…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Delinquency, Depression (Psychology), Learning Disabilities
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Wetzler, Scott; Khadivi, Ali; Moser, R. Kevin – Assessment, 1998
The usefulness of the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2 (MMPI-2) (J. Butcher and others, 1989) for diagnosis and assessment of depression and psychoses was studied with 264 psychiatric inpatients. MMPI-2 profiles were sensitive to group differences, and the derived regression equations were stable and fairly good at classification.…
Descriptors: Classification, Clinical Diagnosis, Depression (Psychology), Diagnostic Tests
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Janus, Mark-David; de Groot, Christopher; Toepfer, Steven M. – Assessment, 1998
Studied the use of the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory for Adolescents (MMPI-A) (J. Butcher and others, 1992) with 13-year olds by examining the profiles produced. Investigated the effect of scoring with standard MMPI-A norms. Findings support the use of standard MMPI-A norms with 13-year-old inpatients. (SLD)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Norms, Patients, Personality Assessment
Richardson, Linda M.; And Others – 1981
The Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI) and the Rorschach test are frequently used in juvenile justice settings to assess current psychological functioning and to predict future behavior. The Exner Comprehensive System, which standardized the Rorschach, made possible a comparison of the Rorschach and the MMPI in an investigation of…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Delinquency, Juvenile Courts, Personality Assessment
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