The Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory Adolescent (MMPI-A) Personality Psychopathology Five (PSY-5) and the facet subscales
Couillou, Ryan Jason
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The present study explored the Personality Psychopathology Five (PSY-5) parent scales and facet subscales when applied to a sample of juvenile offenders (n =394) from a southeastern city. An exploratory factor analysis indicated the presence of a two-factor structure over the established five-factor structure. Specifically, the two factors included a wide-ranging first factor and a second factor, which was comprised of subscales from the Introversion parent subscale (Low Sociability and Low Drive/Expectations) and Grandiosity (double loaded). Generally, the internal consistency within the facet subscales was lower than previous studies (i.e., Bolinskey et al., 2004; Stokes et al., 2009) with the exception of three scales (Psychotic Beliefs/Experiences, Odd Mentation, and Neuroticism/Negative Emotionality). The present findings warrant further investigation of the PSY-5 scales when used with a juvenile offender population.