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Toomey, Joseph A.; Kucharski, L. Thomas; Duncan, Scott – Assessment, 2009
This study examined the utility of the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2's (MMPI-2) malingering discriminant function index (M-DFI), recently developed by Bacchiochi and Bagby, in the detection of malingering in a forensic sample. Criminal defendants were divided into "malingering" and "not malingering" groups using…
Descriptors: Criminals, Discriminant Analysis, Court Litigation, Regression (Statistics)
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Shercliffe, Regan Jeffery; Colotla, Victor – Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 2009
The authors studied MMPI-2 profiles of workers (N = 83) diagnosed with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and a control group comprising workers with chronic pain (N = 40). Significant differences were seen in profiles between the PTSD groups and the control group, and the authors compared the PTSD profiles according to exposure to two different…
Descriptors: Accidents, Crime, Pain, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
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Baum, Linda J.; Archer, Robert P.; Forbey, Johnathan D.; Handel, Richard W. – Assessment, 2009
The Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-Adolescent (MMPI-A) and Millon Adolescent Clinical Inventory (MACI) are frequently used objective personality self-report measures. Given their widespread use, the purpose of the current study was to examine and compare the literature base for the two instruments. A comprehensive review of the…
Descriptors: Personality Measures, Juvenile Justice, Effect Size, Comparative Analysis
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Coxe, Ray; Holmes, William – Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 2009
The purpose of this study was to identify possible differences between high- and low-risk sex offenders. The subjects included 285 sex offenders on probation. They were evaluated with the Static-99, Abel Assessment, Raven's, and MMPI-2. A criminal history review identified the number of prior offenses and the age/sex category in the index offense.…
Descriptors: Sexual Abuse, Criminals, Personality Traits, Comparative Analysis
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Ruscio, John; Walters, Glenn D. – Psychological Assessment, 2009
Factor-analytic research is common in the study of constructs and measures in psychological assessment. Latent factors can represent traits as continuous underlying dimensions or as discrete categories. When examining the distributions of estimated scores on latent factors, one would expect unimodal distributions for dimensional data and bimodal…
Descriptors: Factor Analysis, Comparative Analysis, Data Analysis, Monte Carlo Methods
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Ruscio, John; Kaczetow, Walter – Multivariate Behavioral Research, 2009
Interest in modeling the structure of latent variables is gaining momentum, and many simulation studies suggest that taxometric analysis can validly assess the relative fit of categorical and dimensional models. The generation and parallel analysis of categorical and dimensional comparison data sets reduces the subjectivity required to interpret…
Descriptors: Classification, Models, Comparative Analysis, Statistical Analysis
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Reijnen, Lotte; Bulten, Erik; Nijman, Henk – Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 2009
This research study was conducted to map out the demographic and psychological aspects of Internet child pornography offenders. The backgrounds, characteristics, and MMPI profiles of 22 Internet child pornography offenders were statistically compared to those of 112 perpetrators of other offenses. In comparison to the other sexual offenders, the…
Descriptors: Children, Personality Traits, Pornography, Internet
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Scott, Ronald L.; Flowers, John V.; Bulnes, Alejandro; Olmsted, Eileen; Carbajal-Madrid, Pedro – Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 2009
The use of assessments to characterize domestic violence perpetrators continues to develop with an emphasis on increasing the effectiveness of domestic violence interventions. The present study examines and compares Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI)-2 responses from 41 English-speaking and 48 Spanish-speaking men who were in…
Descriptors: Intervention, Family Violence, Personality, Cultural Influences
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Tomak, Sheri; Weschler, Frederick S.; Ghahramanlou-Holloway, Marjan; Virden, Thomas; Nademin, Mahsaw Elicia – Journal of Sexual Aggression, 2009
The present study evaluated the personality characteristics and psychopathology of internet sex offenders (ISOs) using the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory, Second Edition (MMPI-2) to determine whether ISO personality profiles are different to those of general sex offenders (GSOs; e.g. child molesters and rapists). The ISOs consisted of…
Descriptors: Sexual Abuse, Psychopathology, Personality Traits, Internet
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Monnot, Matthew J.; Quirk, Stuart W.; Hoerger, Michael; Brewer, Linda – Psychological Assessment, 2009
An assessment of predictive bias was conducted on numerous scales of the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2 (MMPI-2; J. N. Butcher, W. G. Dahlstrom, J. R. Graham, A. Tellegen, & B. Kaemmer, 1989), including the Restructured Clinical (RC) scales, in the prediction of clinical diagnostic status for African American and Caucasian male…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Personality Measures, African Americans, Whites
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Thomas, Michael L.; Lanyon, Richard I.; Millsap, Roger E. – Psychological Assessment, 2009
The use of criterion group validation is hindered by the difficulty of classifying individuals on latent constructs. Latent class analysis (LCA) is a method that can be used for determining the validity of scales meant to assess latent constructs without such a priori classifications. The authors used this method to examine the ability of the L…
Descriptors: Validity, Measures (Individuals), Statistical Analysis, Classification
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Tsushima, William T.; Tsushima, Vincent G. – Assessment, 2009
Validity scales of the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory--2 (MMPI-2) are widely used for the detection of exaggerated psychological complaints, although little is known about the results of these scales with racial or ethnic minority individuals. Five validity scales derived from the MMPI-2, including the F Scale, the Back Infrequency…
Descriptors: Race, Validity, Psychopathology, Personality
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Hayes, Danielle; Granello, Darcy Haag – Journal of Counseling & Development, 2009
Counselors who assess persons with multiple sclerosis (MS) using the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2 (MMPI-2; T. N. Butcher, W. G. Dahlstrom, J. R. Graham, A. Tellegen, & B. Kaemmer, 1989) may find scale elevations on Scales 1, 2, 3, and 8. These elevations may be due, at least in part, to specific questions on the MMPI-2 that…
Descriptors: Personality, Diseases, Personality Measures, Measures (Individuals)
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Swanson, H. Lee; Hsieh, Ching-Ju – Review of Educational Research, 2009
This article synthesizes the experimental literature that compares the academic, cognitive, and behavioral performance of adults with reading disabilities to those of average-achieving adult readers. The central question posed by this review is to what extent and in what manner do adults with reading disabilities differ from adults without reading…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Spelling, Learning Disabilities, Intelligence Quotient
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Cross, Tracy L.; Cassady, Jerrell C.; Dixon, Felicia A.; Adams, Cheryll M. – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2008
The focus of this study is an examination of gifted students' responses on the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-Adolescent (MMPI-A) in relation to the adolescent norming sample. The comparisons on clinical, content, and Harris-Lingoes scales provide evidence that gifted adolescent boys' and girls' responses do not differ from one…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Adolescents, Personality Measures, Responses
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