The MMPI-2 restructured form personality psychopathology five scales: Bridging DSM-5 section 2 personality disorders and dsm-5 section 3 personality trait dimensions

Jacob A. Finn, Paul A Arbisi, Christopher R Erbes, Melissa A Polusny, Paul Thuras

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Abstract

This study examined in a college sample and a sample of non-treatment-seeking, trauma-exposed veterans the association between the MMPI-2 Restructured Form (MMPI-2-RF) Personality Psychopathology Five (PSY-5) Scales and DSM-5 Section 2 personality disorder (PD) criteria, the same system used in DSM-IV-TR, and the proposed broad personality trait dimensions contained in Section 3 of DSM-5. DSM-5 Section 2 PD symptoms were assessed using the SCID-II-PQ, and applying a replicated rational selection procedure to the SCID-II-PQ item pool, proxies for the DSM-5 Section 3 dimensions and select facets were constructed. The MMPI-2-RF PSY-5 scales demonstrated appropriate convergent and discriminant associations with both Section 2 PDs and Section 3 dimensions in both samples. These findings suggest the MMPI-2-RF PSY-5 scales can serve both conceptually and practically as a bridge between the DSM-5 Section 2 PD criteria and the DSM-5 Section 3 personality features.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)173-184
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Personality Assessment
Volume96
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 4 2014

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