A Replication of the MMPI-A PSY-5 Scales and Development of Facet Subscales
McNulty, Harkness, Ben-Porath and Williams recently developed Personality Psychopathology Five (PSY-5) scales for the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-A (MMPI-A). This study examined these new scales in a sample of 545 adolescents receiving inpatient psychiatric treatment. Item- level principal components analyses were employed to determine the internal structure of each PSY-5 scale and to aid in the creation of facet subscales for each PSY-5 scale. Results suggest that the MMPI-A PSY-5 scales display adequate internal consistency and our findings generally replicate the original work of McNulty et al. but also extend this work by showing that several of the PSY-5 scales may also be subdivided into meaningful lower level dimensions. These facet subscales for each of the MMPI-A PSY-5 scales are offered for further study.
Bolinskey, P. K.,
Arnau, R. C.,
Archer, R. P.,
Handel, R. W.
(2004). A Replication of the MMPI-A PSY-5 Scales and Development of Facet Subscales. Assessment, 11(1), 40-48.
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