Master's Theses

Department

Psychology

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Abstract

This study explored the possible relationships between factors on blood chemistry and psychometric profiles. Specifically the SMA 12/60 (Sequential Multiple Autoanalyzer) and the MMPI (Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory) were used for the respective chemistry and psychometric profiles. The analyses were on data collected from 1975 and 1976 patient charts at Valley Hope Alcoholism Treatment Center. Also a distinction was made between alcoholic patients and those deemed as having "emotional problems only" (no addictions) so that comparisons could be made between the groups. Multivariate techniques were used to analyze the data. Included in this analysis were canonical correlation and discriminant function analyses. The major findings indicated that relationships between the two sets of variables were weak and not scientifically significant. However, the variables used can effectively discriminate between the alcoholic and emotional samples.

Advisor

Robert Markley

Date of Award

Spring 1978

Document Type

Thesis - campus only access

Rights

© 1978 Malcolm P. Heard

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