Accession Number : AD0718846

Title :   The Complete Automation of the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory and a Study of Its Response Latency.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : FLORIDA STATE UNIV TALLAHASSEE COMPUTER-ASSISTED INSTRUCTION CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Dunn,Thomas G. ; Lushene,Robert E. ; O'Neil,Harold F. , Jr

Report Date : 30 JAN 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : The purpose of the research study was twofold: to test the feasibility of completely automating the Minnesota multiphasic personality inventory (MMPI) and to compare item response latencies with other MMPI item characteristics. A total of 26 scales was scored automatically for 165 Ss. The program also typed a Mayo Clinic interpretive report on a terminal, seconds after the S had completed the MMPI. For the entire MMPI item pool, separate stepwise regression analyses were made for males and females. The number of characters in an item accounted for 47% to 58% of the latency variance. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS, AUTOMATION), AUTOMATION, REACTION(PSYCHOLOGY), STATISTICAL PROCESSES, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, REGRESSION ANALYSIS, ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE, STUDENTS, MALES, FEMALES, UNIVERSITIES

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE