Underreporting of psychopathology on the MMPI-2: a meta-analytic review.

  title={Underreporting of psychopathology on the MMPI-2: a meta-analytic review.},
  author={Ruth A. Baer and Joshua K. Miller},
  journal={Psychological assessment},
  volume={14 1},
Meta-analytic techniques were applied to studies of the MMPI-2 in which participants given standard instructions were compared with participants instructed or believed to have been underreporting. Traditional and supplementary indices of underreporting yielded a mean effect size of 1.25, suggesting that underreporting respondents differ from those responding honestly by a little more than 1 standard deviation, on the average, on these scales. Analyses of classification accuracy suggested that… CONTINUE READING