Maximal measurement or meaningful measurement: the interpretive challenges of the MMPI-2 Restructured Clinical (RC) Scales.

@article{Caldwell2006MaximalMO,
  title={Maximal measurement or meaningful measurement: the interpretive challenges of the MMPI-2 Restructured Clinical (RC) Scales.},
  author={Alex Caldwell},
  journal={Journal of personality assessment},
  year={2006},
  volume={87 2},
  pages={193-201}
}
The persisting correlations of the Restructured Clinical (RC; Tellegen et al., 2003) Scales with independent measures of first-factor variance (A, NEGE) suggest that trying to extract demoralization did not work well, and it may not be a clinically realistic task. Nichols's (2006/this issue) description of the clinical scales as "syndromal" and "multivariate" is seen as accurately reflecting their multicore natures so that the emphasis on the extraction of a single core unduly distorts the… CONTINUE READING

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