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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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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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Austin, J. Sue – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1992
The efficacy of 5 scales of the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2 (MMPI-2) in detecting fake good, fake bad, and honest profiles was investigated for 110 undergraduate students instructed to fake good, fake bad, or respond honestly. An analysis of variance suggests that these validity scales are useful. (SLD)
Descriptors: Analysis of Variance, Diagnostic Tests, Higher Education, Lying
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Zagar, Robert; And Others – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1982
This study determined the predictive validity of the Edwards Personal Preference Schedule and the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory relative to that afforded by the American College Testing Program's (ACT) Assessment composite score in forecasting academic success in a three-year, hospital-based nursing diploma program, as measured by…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Entrance Examinations, Grade Point Average, Graduation
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Krus, David J.; Liang, Kun-Hsia T. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1984
An algorithm for estimation of means and standard deviations or raw scores underlying table values of standard test scores is presented. An application of a computer program, operationalizing the suggested algorithm, is discussed within the framework of a comparison of estimated and known table values for sample Minnesota Multiphasic Personality…
Descriptors: Algorithms, Estimation (Mathematics), Scores, Standardized Tests
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Sukigara, Masune – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1996
The New Japanese version of the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI) was administered twice to 200 Japanese female college students to verify the equivalence of the computer- and booklet-administered formats. For four scales, scores from the computer version were statistically significantly higher than those from the booklet…
Descriptors: College Students, Computer Assisted Testing, Females, Foreign Countries
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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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Gallucci, Nicholas T. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1986
This study evaluated the degree to which 102 undergraduate participants objected to questions on the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI) which referred to sex, religion, bladder and bowel functions, family relationships, and unusual thinking in comparision to degree of objection to length of the MMPI and repetition of questions.…
Descriptors: College Students, Higher Education, Personality Measures, Psychological Evaluation
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Wiggins, Nancy – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1971
Descriptors: Classification, Clinical Diagnosis, Factor Structure, Individual Characteristics
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Rohlf, Richard J. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1971
Descriptors: Ability, Analysis of Variance, Factor Analysis, Factor Structure
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Wagner, Edwin E.; And Others – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1990
This study, using data for 200 psychiatric/chemical dependency patients, attempted to justify subscales of the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI). Distributions of all possible split-half correlations for certain research scales of the MMPI revealed negative skewness resulting in spuriously lowered reliability estimates. The scales…
Descriptors: Estimation (Mathematics), Patients, Personality Measures, Rating Scales
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Elmore, Patricia B.; Vasu, Ellen Storey – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1986
A number of measures were examined as predictors of graduate students' achievement in inferential statistics courses. The most important predictor variable set was attitudes toward feminist issues. Other predictors included mathematics attitude and masculinity-femininity. Sex-related differences were found on all variables except verbal and…
Descriptors: Feminism, Graduate Students, Higher Education, Mathematics Achievement
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Overall, John E. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1973
In the present investigation, the MMPI profile classification program was used to compare the representatives'' of three different sets of diagnostic prototypes. (Author)
Descriptors: Classification, Individual Characteristics, Personality Assessment, Statistical Analysis
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Mallory, Charles H.; Walker, C. Eugene – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1972
The O-H (Overcontrolled-Hostility) scale was developed to distinguish among normal subjects and groups of extremely assaultive, moderately assaultive and nonviolent prisoners on the basis of 31 MMPI items. (Authors/CB)
Descriptors: Behavior Rating Scales, Biographical Inventories, Data Analysis, Hostility
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Overall, John E.; Gomez-Mont, Francisco – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1974
Descriptors: Personality Measures, Psychiatry, Raw Scores, Screening Tests
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