Updating the MMPI-2 for assessing personal injury claimants: the MMPI-2-PI

Beaumont, Patricia (2009) Updating the MMPI-2 for assessing personal injury claimants: the MMPI-2-PI. In: 15th Annual Conference of the APS College of Clinical Neuropsychologists, 30 Oct - 1 Nov 2009, Melbourne, Victoria.

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Abstract

The Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory 2 (MMPI-2) is a popular personality measure commonlyused by psychologists to examine psychosocial functioning in the medico-legal arena. However, potential flaws such as the criterion keying approach to test construction, the time expenditure for test completion, item overlap, and the number of scales developed for the test potentially limit the utility of this test in this setting. In 2006, Goh completed a doctoral dissertation in which she revised the MMPI-2 at the item level in an attempt to eliminate the structural problems. Using a sample of MMPI-2 profiles of more than 3,000 Australian personal injury claimants, this new structural approach adapted for use in the personal injury setting (MMPI-2-PI) featured internal consistency coefficients that are superior to those of the standard MMPI-2, no item overlap across scales, and a raw score computations that permit items to be weighted according to their factor loadings on the components or facets to which they are allocated. The current study will compare the characteristics of the MMPI-2 and the MMPI-2-PI in both personal injury claimants and the MMPI-2 standardisation sample to address the incremental validity of this new structural approach


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Poster)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Poster presentation - only abstracts published in the conference proceedings.
Depositing User: Mrs Melissa Jarick
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Psychology
Date Deposited: 26 May 2010 02:17
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2011 23:34
Uncontrolled Keywords: MMPI-2; personality assessment; personal injury
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170109 Personality, Abilities and Assessment
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1702 Cognitive Sciences > 170205 Neurocognitive Patterns and Neural Networks
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170101 Biological Psychology (Neuropsychology, Psychopharmacology, Physiological Psychology)
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
C Society > 92 Health > 9299 Other Health > 929999 Health not elsewhere classified
E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939902 Education and Training Theory and Methodology
E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
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