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A comparison of English and Spanish (Nuñez) translation of the MMPI.
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PMID:  16367537     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
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As more Hispanics seek help in mental health centers, the need arises for a reliable Spanish translation of the MMPI. This present research is a preliminary attempt to study the validity of the Nuñez translation of the MMPI, the translation most widely used in Latin America. This translation and the English MMPI were administered to a volunteer sample of 18 teenaged bilingual Hispanic women. A split-plot factorial ANOVA with one between-subjects factor(form of test) was used to analyze the K-corrected T scorns from each scale separately. On scales F, K, Hs, Pa,.and Sc, the Spanish means were significantly (p < .05) higher than the English means. Order of administration had no significant effect, and there was no significant interaction effect. These findings demonstrate that the Nuñez translation cannot be used interchangeably with the English form of the MMPI.
Authors:
C G Fuller; H N Malony
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of personality assessment     Volume:  48     ISSN:  0022-3891     ISO Abbreviation:  J Pers Assess     Publication Date:  1984 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-12-21     Completed Date:  2006-01-30     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1260201     Medline TA:  J Pers Assess     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  130-1     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Fuller Theological Seminary, Graduate School of Psychology, USA.
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