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Title: EXPERIMENTAL MMPI (MINNESOTA MULTIPHASIC PERSONALITY INVENTORY) SCALES AND OTHER PREDICTORS OF INSTITUTIONAL ADJUSTMENT
Author(s): E S STUMP; W W GILBERT
Date Published: 1972
Page Count: 15
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS STUDY ATTEMPTS TO VALIDATE PANTON'S ESCAPE SCALE, DERIVED FROM THE MINNESOTA MULTIPHASE PERSONALITY INVENTORY (MMMI) AND DETERMINE WHAT ACTUARIAL FACTORS ARE SIGNIFICANT IN THE PREDICTION OF PRISON ADJUSTMENT.
Abstract: INMATES ADMITTED TO THE OHIO PENITENTIARY IN 1969 WERE THE SUBJECTS OF THIS EVALUATION. ADJUSTMENT WAS MEASURED IN TERMS OF ESCAPE FROM CUSTODY AND/OR TIME SPENT IN A CORRECTIONAL CELL (SOLITARY CONFINEMENT) FOR INFRACTIONS OF PRISON DISCIPLINE. PANTON'S ESCAPE SCALE AS A DETERMINANT OF INSTITUTIONAL ADJUSTMENT WAS NOT VALIDATED; IT WAS FOUND 'POSTDICTIVELY' BUT NOT PREDICTIVELY RELATED TO ESCAPE. RACE (BLACKS HAD MORE TROUBLE ADJUSTING TO PRISON LIFE THAN WHITES), AGE (OLDER MEN ADJUSTED MORE EASILY), AND CLINICAL DATA PROVIDED BY PRISON PSYCHOLOGISTS WERE RELATED TO PRISON PSYCHOLOGISTS WERE RELATED TO PRISON ADJUSTMENT, BUT SCORES ON INTELLIGENCE TESTS, EDUCATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT TESTS, AND PANTON'S PRISON ADJUSTMENT SCALE WERE NOT EFFECTIVE PREDICTORS. A NEED FOR PREDICTIVE RATHER THAN POSTDICTIVE EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF USEFUL TEST SCALES IS OBVIOUS. SEVEN REFERENCES AND SIX TABLES ARE PROVIDED. (LGR)
Index Term(s): Escape; Evaluation; Evaluation criteria; Evaluation measures; Evaluation of evaluation; Inmate classification; Inmate discipline; Prison disorders; Psychological evaluation; Solitary confinement; Traffic law enforcement
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