An examination and replication of the psychometric properties of the Massachusetts Youth Screening Instrument--second edition (MAYSI-2) among adolescents in detention settings.

@article{Archer2004AnEA,
  title={An examination and replication of the psychometric properties of the Massachusetts Youth Screening Instrument--second edition (MAYSI-2) among adolescents in detention settings.},
  author={Robert P. Archer and Rebecca Vauter Stredny and John A. Mason and Randolph C. Arnau},
  journal={Assessment},
  year={2004},
  volume={11 4},
  pages={290-302}
}
There is a high prevalence of psychological disorders among adolescents in detention facilities. The need for a simple, effective screening tool led to the development of the Massachusetts Youth Screening Instrument (MAYSI) and its successor, the MAYSI-2. This study evaluated the MAYSI-2 psychometric properties based on the records of 704 youths evaluated at intake to detention facilities. In addition to factor structure, the study evaluated test-retest reliability and concurrent external… CONTINUE READING

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