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NCJ Number: 31694 Find in a Library
Title: PRISONER INTELLECTUAL AND PERSONALITY CORRELATES OF OFFENSE SEVERITY AND RECIDIVISM PROBABILITY
Journal: JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY  Volume:31  Dated:(1975)  Pages:667-672
Author(s): T R HOLLAND; N HOLT
Corporate Author: Clinical Psychology Publishing Co
United States of America
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 6
Sponsoring Agency: Clinical Psychology Publishing Co
Brandon, VT 05733
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: MULTIPLE REGRESSION ANALYSES WERE PERFORMED RELATING THE SEVERITY OF OFFENSE AND THE PROBABILITY OF RECIDIVISM OF 295 INMATES TO THEIR PERFORMANCE ON PERSONALITY AND INTELLIGENCE MEASURING INSTRUMENTS.
Abstract: THE INSTRUMENTS USED WERE THE MINNESOTA MULTIPHASIC PERSONALITY INVENTORY (MMPI) AND THE ARMY GENERAL CLASSIFICATION TEST (AGCT), THE LATTER BEING AN I.Q. TEST. THE MMPI WAS FOUND TO BE CORRELATED WITH RECIDIVISM PROBABILITY AND WITH THE RECIDIVISM-RELATED COMPONENT OF THE OFFENSE SEVERITY VARIABLE, WHILE AGCT IQ WAS FOUND TO BE CORRELATED WITH RECIDIVISM PROBABILITY AND THE NONRECIDIVISM-RELATED COMPONENT OF THE OFFENSE SEVERITY VARIABLE. THE IMPLICATIONS OF FUTURE RESEARCH WERE DISCUSSED REGARDING THIS SELECTIVE SENSITIVITY OF THE MMPI TO RECIDIVISM-RELATED VARIABLES. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED)
Index Term(s): Inmates; Intelligence Quotient (IQ); Offenses; Personality; Personality assessment; Recidivism; Testing and measurement
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