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dc.creatorStefanov, Michael Leeen_US
dc.descriptionDue to the character of the original source materials and the nature of batch digitization, quality control issues may be present in this document. Please report any quality issues you encounter to, referencing the URI of the item.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (leaves 71-72).en_US
dc.descriptionIssued also on microfiche from Lange Micrographics.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI) has a long history of identifying adolescents who are at risk of displaying delinquent behaviors. However, MMPI research regarding behaviors observed from adolescents while incarcerated is nonexistent. Furthermore, codetype patterns specific to incarcerated female juvenile delinquents is nonexistent. This paper examines the usefulness of the adolescent version of the MMPI (MMPI-A; Butcher et a1., 1992) in predicting specific unit infractions for female juvenile delinquents incarcerated in a state facility in Texas. Treating MMPI-A scales as continuous and dichotomous (i.e., [] 65 T) variables, regression analyses were conducted to examine whether specific critical incidents (i.e., assault on staff or peers, self-injury, and escape) could be predicted by MMPI-A scales. Analyses indicate that specific MMPI-A scales may be useful in predicting specific unit infractions.en_US
dc.publisherTexas A&M Universityen_US
dc.rightsThis thesis was part of a retrospective digitization project authorized by the Texas A&M University Libraries in 2008. Copyright remains vested with the author(s). It is the user's responsibility to secure permission from the copyright holder(s) for re-use of the work beyond the provision of Fair Use.en_US
dc.subjectMajor psychology.en_US
dc.titleMMPI-A: prediction of program disruption for incarcerated female juvenile delinquentsen_US
dc.format.digitalOriginreformatted digitalen_US

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