TitleComparability of computerized adaptive and conventional testing with the MMPI-2
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1991
AuthorsRoper, BL, Ben-Porath, YS, Butcher, JN
JournalJournal of Personality Assessment
Date PublishedOct
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number0022-3891 (Print)
Accession Number16370884

A computerized adaptive version and the standard version of the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2 (MMPI-2) were administered 1 week apart to a sample of 155 college students to assess the comparability of the two versions. The countdown method was used to adaptively administer Scales L, F, the I0 clinical scales, and the 15 new content scales. Profiles across administration modalities show a high degree of similarity, providing evidence for the comparability of computerized adaptive and conventional testing with the MMPI-2. Substantial item savings were found with the adaptive version. Future directions in the study of adaptive testing with the MMPI-2 are discussed.