Homelessness and response styles on the Personality Assessment Inventory in a compensation-seeking sample

Jared R. Hellings, Douglas M. Whiteside, James D. Czysz

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Abstract

The relationship between validity measures of the Personality Assessment Inventory (PAI; Morey, 1991) and homelessness was investigated in this archival study. Two groups (N = 50) of compensation-seeking adults were included: homeless and domiciled. The purpose of the study was to determine if differences existed between these 2 groups on the validity measures of the PAI to inform the clinical evaluations of the compensation-seeking homeless. Results of independent sample t tests indicated no significant differences between the homeless and domiciled groups on the 4 validity scales and 2 additional indexes of exaggerated responding (Malingering Index [Morey, 1996] and Rogers Discriminant Function [Rogers, Sewell, Morey, Ustad, 1996]). Results suggested the compensation-seeking homeless have similar elevations on the PAI validity indexes as domiciled groups seeking compensation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)266-269
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Personality Assessment
Volume93
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2011
Externally publishedYes

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