Raising doubts about claims of malingering: Implications of relationships between MCMI‐II and MMPI‐2 performances

Joseph Grillo, Richard S. Brown, Robin Hilsabeck, J. Randall Price, Paul R. Lees‐Haley

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Abstract

Test results from 90 personal injury claimants were used to explore the relationship between personality disorders (Dependent, Histrionic, Compulsive, Schizoid, Schizotypal, Paranoid, Narcissistic, Borderline, Antisocial, Avoidant, and Passive‐Aggressive) as assessed by the MCMI‐II and response style measured by MMPI‐2 validity scales (F, K, L, F‐K, O‐S, Es, and FBS). With the exception of the Dependent and Narcissistic scales, all personality disorder scales were found to have a significant relationship with validity indicators in the direction of faking bad. These results suggest that the presence of characterological factors (i.e., a personality disorder), rather than malingering, contributes to exaggerated results in a forensic setting. Implications for future research are addressed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)651-655
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Clinical Psychology
Volume50
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Clinical Psychology

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