TitleEvaluation of an MMPI-A short form: Implications for adaptive testing
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2001
AuthorsArcher, RP, Tirrell, CA, Elkins, DE
JournalJournal of Personality Assessment
Publication Languageeng
KeywordsAdaptive Testing, Mean, Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory, Psychometrics, Statistical Correlation, Statistical Samples, Test Forms

Reports some psychometric properties of an MMPI-Adolescent version (MMPI-A; J. N. Butcher et al, 1992) short form based on administration of the 1st 150 items of this test instrument. The authors report results for both the MMPI-A normative sample of 1,620 adolescents (aged 14-18 yrs) and a clinical sample of 565 adolescents (mean age 15.2 yrs) in a variety of treatment settings. The authors summarize results for the MMPI-A basic scales in terms of Pearson product-moment correlations generated between full administration and short-form administration formats and mean T score elevations for the basic scales generated by each approach. In this investigation, the authors also examine single-scale and 2-point congruences found for the MMPI-A basic clinical scales as derived from standard and short-form administrations. The authors present the relative strengths and weaknesses of the MMPI-A short form and discuss the findings in terms of implications for attempts to shorten the item pool through the use of computerized adaptive assessment approaches. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2005 APA )