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An oral versus written presentation of the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2.

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dc.contributor.author Edwards, Eric L.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-25T16:08:23Z
dc.date.available 2012-06-25T16:08:23Z
dc.date.created 1996 en_US
dc.date.issued 2012-06-25
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/1497
dc.description iv, 24 leaves en_US
dc.description.abstract This study examined the statistical and clinical differences between 40 men and 40 women when administered an oral and a written version of the MMPI-2. The oral version was presented face to face in a one-on-one setting, while the written version was presented in the standard method. The presentations (written vs. oral) were administered in a counterbalanced order, with 20 subjects in the same group (e.g., males, written then oral) as to balance the practice effect. Six male graduate student examiners were used to administer the oral version, so as not to subject the examinees to a rater bias. Multivariate analysis of variance was conducted to determine statistical and clinical differences between the four groups (i.e., first presentation: male/written, male/oral, female/written and female/oral) on the 13 scales studied (i.e., three validity and ten clinical scales). The Tukey post hoc test was calculated where statistical differences were discovered in the presentations. Significant differences were found on Scale F (Infrequency), Scale-l (Hypochondriasis), Scale-2 (Depression), Scale-3 (Hysteria), Scale-4 (Psychopathic Deviate), Scale-5 (Maculinity-Femininity), Scale-6 (Paranoia), Scale-8 (Schizophrenia), Scale-9 (Hypomania) and Scale-O (Social Introversion); however, these differences were also determined to be of no clinical significance. These differences are discussed in Chapters 3 (statistical) and 4 (clinical). The results of this study tend to support previous studies on the MMPI (original version) by Dillon and Ward (1989), Kendrick and Hatzenbuehler (1982), Newmark (1971), Reese, Webb and Foulks (1968), and Wolf, Freinek and Schaffer (1964). This study demonstrated a pattern of statistical similarity in utilizing an oral version of the MMPI-2, as was true for the MMPI. It is suggested more research be conducted in this area to determine exactly what causes some of these statistical differences, even though they may not be clinically significant. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Adjustment (Psychology)-Testing. en_US
dc.subject Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory. en_US
dc.subject Personality tests. en_US
dc.title An oral versus written presentation of the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2. en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.college the teachers college en_US
dc.advisor Cooper B. Holmes en_US
dc.department psychology en_US

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