Master's Theses

Date of Award

Summer 1975

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Psychology

Advisor

Ronald G. Smith

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to establish the validity of the Mini-Mult for the use with the population of psychiatric patients seen at the High Plains Comprehensive Community Mental Health Center. A group of 75 psychiatric patients consecutively admitted to the intensive care psychiatric inpatient unit were administered both the MMPI and Mini-Mult (MMPI short form). Group correspondence was relatively good, with correlations for both males and females being significant at least the .05 level on all scales. Student's t-tests showed significant differences for scales F and Pd for females and scales F, D, Hy, Pa, and Ma for males. The predictive utility of the Mini-Mult for making specific individual patient decisions based on MMPI data was not well supported. The results indicated that the Mini-Mult should not be used to replace the MMPI. It is felt, however, that the Mini-Mult can be used with caution as a screening device for general patient problem areas where the MMPI is not feasible.

Rights

Copyright 1975 Terry Pfannenstiel

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