MMPI-2 performance of Mexican male university students and prison inmates
Article first published online: 8 MAR 2002
Copyright © 2002 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Journal of Clinical Psychology
Volume 58, Issue 4, pages 465–470, April 2002
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Boscan, D. C., Penn, N. E., Velasquez, R. J., Savino, A. V., Maness, P., Guzman, M. and Reimann, J. (2002), MMPI-2 performance of Mexican male university students and prison inmates. J. Clin. Psychol., 58: 465–470. doi: 10.1002/jclp.1156
- Issue published online: 8 MAR 2002
- Article first published online: 8 MAR 2002
In this study, we compared the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory—2 (MMPI-2) performance of male university students and incarcerated criminal offenders in Mexico. Our aim was to determine whether the MMPI-2 can effectively differentiate between these two distinct groups on scales that are reflective of antisocial behaviors. Our expectations were highly confirmed across the three sets of scales that we considered: the validity and clinical, content, and supplementary scales. Criminal offenders obtained higher or more pathological scores on such scales as Infrequency (F), Schizophrenia (Sc), MacAndrew Alcoholism Scale (MAC-R), Fears (FRS), and so on. Overall, these findings support further research with such target populations as prison inmates in Mexico and other countries in Latin America. © 2002 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Clin Psychol 58: 465–470, 2002.