Norms and recidivism rates for the MMPI and selected experimental scales on a Canadian delinquent sample

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ABSTRACT

Provides norms and recidivism rates on the MMPI and a number of experimental scales for 646 young English-speaking offenders in the province of Ontario. Data gathered in the study confirm a need for an updating of MMPI and selected experimental scale norms on correctional samples. Specific changes in delinquents' MMPI norms are noted and compared to norms gathered on psychiatric samples in Ontario. The adequacy of psychological tests, in particular the MMPI and the selected experimental scales, in predicting recidivism is discussed. At best, the scales in the present study were mediocre predictors of recidivism, and the MMPI fared relatively poorly in comparison to some of the selected experimental scales. (French summary) (40 ref). (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2007 APA, all rights reserved)

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