Validation of Urdu Version of Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI) As A Diagnostic Tool
13 Sep, 2000
05 May, 2001
30 Jun, 2001
The purpose of this study was to assess the validity of MMPI (Urdu version) as a measure of mental health for Pakistani population and to justify its usage in various researches pertaining to mental health. For this purpose, CPI a culturally valid test within Pakistan was used as a criterion The CPI is a measure of social and interpersonal relationship whereas MMPI is designed to measure mental health. As the sample consisted mainly from the general population with no apparent psychiatric history, therefore, instead of the whole scales, only the Neurotic Triad (i.e.. Depression, Hypochondriass, and Hysteria) was selected from the MMPI. A high score on CPI would simply signify healthy personality whereas on the Neurotic. Triad of MMPI it would indicate neurotic trends. The present research was designed keeping in view the philosophy of the construct of the two tests, as one expects an inverse correlation between these two measures of personality. A heterogeneous sample of 695 males completed the two tests. Contrary to our hypothesis, significant positive correlations were obtained between majority of the scales of CPI and the Neurotic Triad of MMPI.
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