MMPI-A Basic Information
1992 Manual: James N. Butcher, Ph.D., Carolyn L. Williams, Ph.D, John R. Graham, Ph.D., Robert P. Archer, Ph.D., Auke Tellegen, Ph.D., Yossef S. Ben-Porath, Ph.D., and Beverly Kaemmer
2006 Manual Supplement: John R Graham, Ph.D., Robert P. Archer, Ph.D., Auke Tellegen, Ph.D., Yossef S. Ben-Porath, Ph.D., and Beverly Kaemmer
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Distributor: Pearson Assessment
Date of Publication: 1992 (Manual), 2006 (Manual Supplement)
Administration: Computer, CD, or paper-and-pencil
Length: 478 True-False items
Administration Time: Approximately 60 minutes
Minimum Reading Level: 4.9 grade (Lexile average), 4.4 grade (Flesch-Kincaid)
Ages: 14-18 years
Norm Group: The MMPI-A normative sample consists of 1,620 US adolescents (805 boys; 815 girls) between 14 and 18 years of age who were selected as representative of the US population.
An empirically based measure of adolescent psychopathology, the MMPI-A test contains adolescent-specific scales, and other unique features designed to make the instrument especially appropriate for today’s youth.
Offering reports tailored to particular settings, the MMPI-A test helps provide relevant information to aid in problem identification, diagnosis, and treatment planning for youth (ages 14 years to 18 years).
Use this self-report inventory to help:
- Item content and language are relevant for adolescents.
- At the psychologist’s discretion, the clinical scales and three of the validity scales can be scored from the first 350 items, a significant savings in administration time.
- Norms are adolescent-specific.
- Scales help address problems clinicians are more likely to see with adolescents, including family issues, eating disorders, and chemical dependency.
The normative sample of the MMPI-A test consists of 805 adolescent males and 815 adolescent females from eight communities in the U.S. The sites were chosen to maximize the probability of obtaining a balanced sample of subjects according to geographic region, rural/urban residence, and ethnic background.
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