Effects of Computerized Administration on Scores on the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory


Journal Article

This study investigated the effects of administer ing a personality inventory by computer. Both the results of the initial study and a replication suggest that significant differences exist between paper-pen cil and computer administrations of the MMPI on the cannot say (?) scale and scale 6 (Paranoia). However, there appears to be no set of items that would account for these scale differences. Dif ferences on the ? scale were explained in terms of the different methods used to omit items in each condition. Differences on scale 6 were small, and the clinical significance of that difference needs to be investigated further. Implications for future re search on computer-administered personality in struments are discussed. © 1977, Sage Publications. All rights reserved.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Biskin, BH; Kolotkin, RL

Published Date

  • January 1, 1977

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 1 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 543 - 549

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1552-3497

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0146-6216

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1177/014662167700100410

Citation Source

  • Scopus