Date of Award

2001

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A.

Department

Psychology

First Advisor

Cramer, K.

Keywords

Psychology, Psychometrics.

Rights

CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Abstract

The factor structure for Scale 4 of the Minnesota multiphase Personality Inventory-2 (MMPI-2) was evaluated using a sample of 596 female and 208 male undergraduate students (M age = 20.3, SD = 5.8) from a medium-sized Canadian university. Four a priori factor structures were tested by confirmatory factor analysis. All models were misspecified, therefore exploratory factor analyses were conducted. Four- and five-factor models were tested using the overall sample as well as male and female subsamples. Results showed that although males and females had some similar factors (e.g., Alienation/Paranoia, Family Conflict), males had an Authority Problems factor and females had a Shyness factor. Implications of these results are discussed.Dept. of Psychology. Paper copy at Leddy Library: Theses & Major Papers - Basement, West Bldg. / Call Number: Thesis2001 .P53. Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 40-06, page: 1632. Adviser: Ken Cramer. Thesis (M.A.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 2001.

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