Title

An Examination and Replication of the Psychometric Properties of the Massachusetts Youth Screening Instrument - Second Edition (MAYSI-2) Among Adolescents In Detention Settings

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-1-2004

Department

Psychology

Abstract

There is a high prevalence of psychological disorders among adolescents in detention facilities. The need for a simple, effective screening tool led to the development of the Massachusetts Youth Screening Instrument (MAYSI) and its successor the MAYSI-2. This study evaluated the MAYSI-2 psychometric properties based on the records of 704 youths evaluated at intake to detention facilities. In addition to factor structure, the study evaluated test-retest reliability and concurrent external validity. Results were generally encouraging in terms of the use of MAYSI-2 in detention facilities, and directions for future research are discussed.

Publication Title

Assessment

Volume

11

Issue

4

First Page

290

Last Page

302