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MMPI-2 profile differences among sex offender groups.

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dc.contributor.author Wilson, Scott C.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-28T20:44:36Z
dc.date.available 2012-06-28T20:44:36Z
dc.date.created 1994 en_US
dc.date.issued 2012-06-28
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/1721
dc.description vi, 42 leaves en_US
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this present study was to investigate the differences between the MMPI-2 profiles of male incarcerated offenders. The groups included 25 rapists, 25 child molesters, 25 rapists convicted of additional crimes, and 25 non-violent offenders. The profiles of the sex offenders were obtained at a maximum security prison, while the profiles of the non-violent offenders were collected at a medium security institution. Results indicated that there was an overall significant difference among the four groups on the MMPI-2. Scale to scale significant differences were found between the four groups on Scales F, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, and o. Rapists had significant elevations (T-scores of 65 and greater) on Scales F, 4, 6, and 8. Child molesters produced significant elevations on Scales F, 4, 6, 7, and 8. Scale 4 was the only significantly elevated scale for rapists convicted of additional crimes. Non-violent offenders produced no elevated scale scores in their mean profile. The potential implications, limitations, and possible meanings of these results are discussed. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory. en_US
dc.subject Sex offenders-Psychology. en_US
dc.title MMPI-2 profile differences among sex offender groups. en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.college the teachers college en_US
dc.advisor Sharon Karr en_US
dc.department psychology en_US

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