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Lufi, Dubi; Okasha, Susan; Cohen, Arie – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2004
The purpose of this study was to look for personality variables that characterized young adults with learning disabilities and test anxiety. Fifty-four Israeli adults diagnosed with learning disabilities participated in the study, 24 of them were diagnosed as having test anxiety; 30 did not have test anxiety. The participants completed the Test…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Foreign Countries, Young Adults, Test Anxiety
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Weis, Robert; Crockett, Thomas E.; Vieth, Sasha – Psychology in the Schools, 2004
Military-style residential treatment for adolescents with academic and conduct problems is an increasingly popular alternative to traditional school-based services. However, dropout from "boot camp" programs is a primary reason for their high cost. Social-emotional functioning before referral may differentiate adolescents who…
Descriptors: Profiles, School Psychologists, Antisocial Behavior, Adolescents
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Gacono, Carl B.; Hughes, Tammy L. – Psychology in the Schools, 2004
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (1997) requires identification of emotional disturbance by special education criteria. It also requires that emotional disturbance be distinguished from social maladjustment. In some cases, a thorough evaluation of the child's character pathology can aid in this determination. While methods such as…
Descriptors: Psychopathology, Personality Traits, Emotional Disturbances, Social Adjustment
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Gerits, Linda; Derksen, Jan J. L.; Verbruggen, Antoine B. – Mental Retardation: A Journal of Practices, Policy and Perspectives, 2004
The emotional intelligence profiles, gender differences, and adaptive success of 380 Dutch nurses caring for people with mental retardation and accompanying severe behavior problems are reported. Data were collected with the Bar-On Emotional Quotient Inventory, Utrecht-Coping List, Utrecht-Burnout Scale, MMPI-2, and GAMA. Absence due to illness…
Descriptors: Psychopathology, Behavior Problems, Nurses, Mental Retardation
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Whatley, P. Richard; Allen, James; Dana, Richard H. – Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology, 2003
Examines the relation of the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI) to the Racial Identity Attitude Scale-Black, Short Form (RIAS-B) was examined among 50 African American male college students Results indicated RIAS-B scale scores functioned as predictors of MMPI scale scores. Implications of these findings for MMPI-2 research with…
Descriptors: Black Students, College Students, Ethnic Groups, Males
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McDaniel, William F.; Passmore, Corie E.; Sewell, Hollie M. – Research in Developmental Disabilities, 2003
A study involving 58 adults with mental retardation and mental disorders found few correlations between the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI) and the Assessment of Dual Diagnosis (ADD). The major exception was the Mania scale of the MMPI, which correlated moderately well with the ADD Schizophrenia and Dementia scales. (Contains…
Descriptors: Adults, Behavior Rating Scales, Diagnostic Tests, Disability Identification
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Torrance, E. Paul – Journal of Secondary Gifted Education, 2003
As I have spent almost 85 years in the past century, I can write with considerable authority on looking back. As I have dared to write on looking forward several times, I will try to project myself into the future. Some of my dreams of the future of creativity research and practice have already happened. Others have been partly realized, and…
Descriptors: Creativity, Definitions, Educational Research, Problem Solving
Archer, Robert P.; Krishnamurthy, Radhika – 2002
This book is designed to provide fundamental information concerning the procedures necessary to administer, score, interpret, and report findings from the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-Adolescent[TM] (MMPI-A), the most widely used objective personality assessment instrument for adolescents. The chapters are: (1) "Overview";…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Diagnostic Tests, Evaluation Methods, Personality Assessment
Harvey-Jones, Kelly – 2002
This article provides a review of several studies, which used the Minnesota Multiphasis Personality Inventory (MMPI) to attempt to differentiate adult children of alcoholics (ACOAs). The studies focused on either non-clinical ACOAs or alcoholic ACOAs. Overall, the MMPI differentiated ACOAs, but the degree and patterns of elevations varied…
Descriptors: Alcoholism, At Risk Persons, Clinical Diagnosis, Family Influence
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Holifield, Joseph E.; Nelson, W. Michael, III; Hart, Kathleen J. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2002
Explored psychological effects of sexual abuse in adolescents by comparing Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory profiles of sexually abused adolescents with those of nonabused adolescents with behavior problems. Found significant differences on four of the scales. Sexually abused adolescents revealed more severe pychopathology than the…
Descriptors: Adolescents, At Risk Persons, Behavior Problems, Comparative Analysis
Whitney, Jennifer M. – 2002
Examination of the relationship between Hispanic/Latino ethnicity, racial identification, acculturation, culture, language and the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI/MMPI-2) has revealed controversial results. Because the MMPI/MMPI-2 is the most widely used personality assessment, it is important to understand how ethnic and…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Hispanic Americans, Measures (Individuals), Personality Assessment
Blackburn, Rhonda D. – 2001
Profile analysis refers to interpreting or analyzing the pattern of tests, subtests, or scores. The analysis may be across groups or across scores for one individual. This approach to analyzing data is being used by clinicians to help in the translation of the results of popular assessment instruments. This paper examines several examples of the…
Descriptors: Intelligence Tests, Profiles, Scores, Test Interpretation
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Vacha-Haase, Tammi; Kogan, Lori R.; Tani, Crystal R.; Woodall, Renee A. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2001
Used reliability generalization to explore the variance of scores on 10 Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI) clinical scales drawing on 1,972 articles in the literature on the MMPI. Results highlight the premise that scores, not tests, are reliable or unreliable, and they show that study characteristics do influence scores on the…
Descriptors: Clinical Diagnosis, Diagnostic Tests, Generalization, Reliability
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Chang, Chih-Hung; Wright, Benjamin D. – Journal of Applied Measurement, 2001
Reexamined the standard scoring structure of the revised Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI-2) Social Introversion Scale with Rasch measurement using data from 2,600 nonpsychiatric subjects from the restandardization sample. Discusses how to use Rasch measurement to understand and improve personality measurement. (SLD)
Descriptors: Extraversion Introversion, Personality Assessment, Personality Measures, Scoring
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Blaha, John; Merydith, Scott P.; Wallbrown, Fred H.; Dowd, Thomas E. – Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 2001
A hierarchical factor solution on the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2 standardization sample found a general psychopathology factor and four primary factors similar to those reported by Butcher, Dahlstrom, Graham, Tellegen, and Kaemmer (1989). (Contains 29 references and 2 tables.) (Author)
Descriptors: Factor Analysis, Factor Structure, Personality Measures, Psychopathology
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