The revised Neo Personality Inventory and the MMPI-2 Psychopathology Five in the prediction of aggression

Citation
Jp. Sharpe et S. Desai, The revised Neo Personality Inventory and the MMPI-2 Psychopathology Five in the prediction of aggression, PERS INDIV, 31(4), 2001, pp. 505-518
Citations number
30
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Psycology
Journal title
PERSONALITY AND INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES
ISSN journal
0191-8869 → ACNP
Volume
31
Issue
4
Year of publication
2001
Pages
505 - 518
Database
ISI
SICI code
0191-8869(200109)31:4<505:TRNPIA>2.0.ZU;2-C
Abstract
As suggested by Ben-Porath and Waller (Ben-Porath, Y. S., & Waller, N. G. ( 1992). "Normal" personality inventories in clinical assessment: general req uirements and the potential for using the NEO personality inventory. Psycho logical Assessment, 4, 14-19], the incremental validity of the Revised NEO Personality Inventory [NEO-PI-R; Costa, P. T., & McCrae, R. R. (1992b). The revised NEO personality inventory (NEO-PI-R) and NEO five factor inventory (NEO-FFI) professional manual. Odessa, FL: Psychological Assessement Resou rces] domain scales over the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2 Personality Psychopathology Five [MMPI-2 PSY-5; Harkness, A. R., McNulty, J . L., & Ben-Porath, Y. S. (1995). The personality five (PSY-5): constructs and MMPI-2 scales. Psychological Assessment, 7, 164-114] scales for predict ing aggression was assessed in the present study using a sample of 234 intr oductory psychology students (155 females, 79 males). Results indicated tha t the NEO-PI-R domain scales were able to add significantly to the predicti on of several facets of aggression over and above the PSY-5 scales, providi ng evidence for the incremental validity of the instrument. However, the pr actical importance of the findings remain open to debate. Implications of t he present findings for the use of normal-range personality instruments in clinical settings are discussed. (C) 2001 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.