MMPI-A performance of African and Mexican American adolescent first-time offenders

Francisco C. Gómez, Ronn Johnson, Qiana Davis, Roberto J. Velásquez

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Abstract

54 African and Mexican American adolescent first-time offenders were examined with the MMPI-A to evaluate ethnic differences. Multivariate analyses by ethnicity and MMPI-A scales (validity, clinical, content, and supplementary scales) were not significant; however, there was a significant univariate difference where African American adolescents scored significantly higher on the Repression scale than the Mexican American group. A greater percentage of within-normal-limits profiles were African American (50%) than Mexican American (25%). Research and clinical implications for using the MMPI-A with these groups are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)309-314
Number of pages6
JournalPsychological Reports
Volume87
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000
Externally publishedYes

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MMPI-A performance of African and Mexican American adolescent first-time offenders. / Gómez, Francisco C.; Johnson, Ronn; Davis, Qiana; Velásquez, Roberto J.

In: Psychological Reports, Vol. 87, No. 1, 01.01.2000, p. 309-314.

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Gómez, Francisco C. ; Johnson, Ronn ; Davis, Qiana ; Velásquez, Roberto J. / MMPI-A performance of African and Mexican American adolescent first-time offenders. In: Psychological Reports. 2000 ; Vol. 87, No. 1. pp. 309-314.
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