Date of Award

Spring 1974

Document Type

Dissertation - Restricted

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)



First Advisor

Kipfmueller, Mark

Second Advisor

Dupuis, Adrian

Third Advisor

Lingaraj, Bangalore


Kincannon (1968) developed a 71-item form of the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI) which he named the mini-Mult. He hoped that the Mini-Mult would reliably predict scores on the MMPI validity and clinical scales for psychiatric populations in hospital settings. The MMPI has been widely used with college populations for both counseling and research. Purcell and Delk (1973) felt that a short reliable form would have great usefulness with a college population. They administered the full MMPI to 121 undergraduate college students and, on a later day, administered each of the three forms of the MIni-Mult (Kincannon's oral question form, a written question form, and a "written statement form) to three groups of the students. Kincannon as well as Purcell and Delk found good correspondence with all of the simple product moment correlations. For individual profile analyses the results of these investigations were mixed and not especially encouraging. The present study investigated the validity of the Mini-Mult as well as the ability of the maximal predictors of the Mini-Mult clinical scales to predict individual clinical scales of the MMPI for possible use as a rapid screening device. The simple product moment correlations related to the three validity scales and to eight of the clinical scales of the MMPI and the corresponding scales of the Mini-Mult; the multiple correlations related only to the clinical scales...



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