Date of Award

2003

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A.

Department

Psychology

First Advisor

Hibbard, S.

Keywords

Psychology, Psychometrics.

Rights

CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Abstract

The Harris-Lingoes subscales of the MMPI-2 (Butcher, Dahlstrom, Graham, Tellegen, & Kaemmer, 1989) give more precise breakdowns of symptoms in the Depression, Hysteria, Psychopathic Deviate, Paranoia, Schizophrenia, and Hypomania clinical scales. These rationally derived subscales were tested using confirmatory factor analyses. The analyses indicated misspecification of the models, supporting the decision to explore the parent scales through the use of exploratory factor analysis. The exploratory factor analyses uncovered subscales that may be of clinical utility. Differences in factor structure based upon gender were also found in the analyses. The implications of these findings are discussed.Dept. of Psychology. Paper copy at Leddy Library: Theses & Major Papers - Basement, West Bldg. / Call Number: Thesis2003 .G47. Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 42-03, page: 1074. Adviser: S. Hibbard. Thesis (M.A.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 2003.

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