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

J. Grillo, R. S. Brown, R. Hilsabeck, J. R. Price, P. 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
StatePublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes

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Grillo, J., Brown, R. S., Hilsabeck, R., Price, J. R., & Lees-Haley, P. R. (1994). Raising doubts about claims of malingering: Implications of relationships between MCMI-II and MMPI-2 performances. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 50(4), 651-655.

Raising doubts about claims of malingering : Implications of relationships between MCMI-II and MMPI-2 performances. / Grillo, J.; Brown, R. S.; Hilsabeck, R.; Price, J. R.; Lees-Haley, P. R.

In: Journal of Clinical Psychology, Vol. 50, No. 4, 1994, p. 651-655.

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Grillo, J, Brown, RS, Hilsabeck, R, Price, JR & Lees-Haley, PR 1994, 'Raising doubts about claims of malingering: Implications of relationships between MCMI-II and MMPI-2 performances', Journal of Clinical Psychology, vol. 50, no. 4, pp. 651-655.
Grillo, J. ; Brown, R. S. ; Hilsabeck, R. ; Price, J. R. ; Lees-Haley, P. R. / Raising doubts about claims of malingering : Implications of relationships between MCMI-II and MMPI-2 performances. In: Journal of Clinical Psychology. 1994 ; Vol. 50, No. 4. pp. 651-655.
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