Date of Graduation

Fall 2011

Degree

Master of Science in Psychology

Department

Psychology

Committee Chair

William Deal

Keywords

MMPI-2-RF, MMPI-2, NEO, military, law enforcement, validity

Subject Categories

Psychology

Abstract

This study evaluated the validity of the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2- Restructured Form (MMPI-2-RF) Restructured Clinical (RC) Scales in a sample of 180 military law enforcement recruits. The RC Scales were compared to the MMPI-2 Clinical Scales to evaluate intercorrelations, saturation with a demoralization factor, and for convergent validity using the NEO Personality Inventory Revised (NEO-PI-R) as criteria. Previous research found that the RC scales demonstrate reduced intercorrelations (with the exception of RC9), reduced saturation with demoralization, and increased convergent validity with a number of established criteria; however, the results of the current study were mixed. Most RC scales demonstrated reduced intercorrelations--with the exception of RC3 and RC6—and increased saturation with demoralization. The majority of comparisons using the NEO-PI-R favored the RC Scales.

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