Date of Award
Doctor of Psychology (PsyD)
Ellen F. Rosen
Barbara A. Winstead
Aurelio J. Figueredo
This study was designed to evaluate the use of MMPI-A factors to make predictions about clinical outcomes within a community-based treatment program for juvenile sexual offenders. Specifically, selected MMPI-A factors were used to predict client acceptance into the program and client compliance with program expectations over a 12-month period. Results showed that program acceptance was best predicted by the MMPI-A factor, “Immaturity.” No MMPI-A factors were found to be statistically significant in the prediction of program compliance. A high degree of collinearity was found between MMPI-A factors, raising questions about their discriminative utility. Results are discussed with regard to the limited utility of the MMPI-A, and factor scores, in making predictions about specific clinical outcomes.
Hunter, Linda M..
"Use of Selected MMPI-A Factors in the Prediction of Clinical Outcomes in a Community-Based Treatment Program for Juvenile Sexual Offenders"
(1999). Doctor of Psychology (PsyD), dissertation, Psychology, Old Dominion University, DOI: 10.25777/vq5b-e773