Date of Award

Winter 2010

Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Psychology (PsyD)



Committee Director

Richard W. Handel

Committee Member

Serina A. Neumann

Committee Member

Robert P. Archer

Committee Member

Barbara A. Winstead

Committee Member

J. D. Ball


The purpose of the current study was to examine the internal and external psychometric properties of the Harris-Lingoes subscales. This was accomplished by use of both self-report and caregiver-rated external criterion measures. The present study employed an archival data set consisting of 760 adolescents (470 boys and 290 girls) who completed the MMPI-A at an outpatient adolescent treatment facility as part of a court-ordered psychological evaluation. Overall, a number of subscales demonstrated good internal consistency reliability (e.g., D4 and Hy3) whereas other subscales (e.g., Pd2) demonstrated unacceptable internal consistency reliability for both genders. Correlations with external self-report scores and caregiver ratings showed varying degrees of support for the construct validity of scores on the Harris-Lingoes and Si subscales in this sample. As a secondary analysis, stepwise regression was used to predict scores on the CBCL Internalizing and Externalizing scales. Limitations and directions for future research are discussed.


A Dissertation Submitted to the Faculties of The College of William and Mary, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk State University, and Old Dominion University in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology through the Virginia Consortium Program in Clinical Psychology.


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