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International Adaptations of the MMPI-2

International Adaptations of the MMPI-2

By: James N. Butcher (editor)Hardback

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The most widely used objective clinical test of personality is the Minnesota multiphasic personality inventory-2 (MMPI-2), a revised version of the original test that was published in 1989. One of the proven strengths of the test is its adaptability to a large variety of cultures and languages. representing a truly international collaboration, this book discusses cross-national personality assessment research generally and provides documentation on the adaptation of the MMPI-2 into other languages. The fifty-six contributors to this volume provide detailed accounts of translation and research conducted around the world, demonstrating the growing clinical research basis of the text. Beginning with some general methodological chapters, the book presents a number of issues and practical problems related to the translation of personality inventories. Information from several translation projects is used to provide detailed illustrations of how translation difficulties were dealt with in different cultural contexts employing different translation techniques. A separate chapter addresses some model approaches to testing the equivalence of psychological tests in cross-cultural settings. In the next section of the book, the contributors describe the process by which the test has been translated into Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese, Hmong, Flemish/Dutch, Norwegian, Icelandic, Russian, Greek, Turkish, Arabic, Hebrew, and Persian. Several chapters address "international" applications within the United States - for example, the use of the MMPI-2 with Asian Americans and the importance of considering an individual's level of acculturation when using the test.


Part I Methodological issues: understanding abnormal behaviour across cultures - the use of objective personality assessment methods, James N. Butcher; translation and adaptation of the MMPI-2 for inter-national use, James N. Butcher; methods of establishing cross-cultural equivalence, James N. Butcher and Kyunghee Han. Part II Adaptations in Asia and Southeast Asia: adaptation and validation of the Japanese MMPI-2, Noriko K. Shiota, Steven S. Krauss, Lee Anna Clark; the Korean MMPI-2, Kyunghee Han; the Chinese MMPI-2 - research and applications in Hong Kong and the people's republic of China, Fanny M. Cheung, Weizheng Song, Jianxin Zhang; use of the MMPI-2 in Thailand La-Or Pongpanich; Vietamese translation and adaptation of the MMPI-2, Bao-Chi Nguyen Tran; development of a Hmong translation of the MMPI-2, Amos Deinard, James N. Butcher, Umeng D. Thao, Song Houa Moua Vang, Kaying Hang; Asian American and white college students' performance on the MMPI-2, Stanley Sue, Keunho Keefe, Kano Enomoto, Ramani Durvasula, Ruth Chao. Part III Spanish adaptations for latin America and Spain: use of the MMPI-2 in Chile - translation and adaptation, Fernando J. Rissetti, Erika Himmel, Jorge A. Gonzalez-Moreno; studies of the MMPI-2 in Argentina, Maria Martina Casullo and Lorenzo Garcia Samartino in collaboration with Maria Elena Brenlla, Miguel Marquez, Daniel Gomez Dupertuis; the Mexican version of the MMPI-2 in Mexico and Nicaragua - translation, adaptation, and demonstrated equivalency, Emilia Lucio-G. M. and Isabel Reyes-Lagunes; use of the MMPI and the MMPI-2 in Puerto Rico, Jose J. Cabiya; the Castilian version of the MMPI-2 in Spain - development, adaptation, and psychometric properties, Alejandro Avila-Espada and Fernando Jimenez-Gomez. Part IV Adaptations in Europe: the Flemish/Dutch version of the MMPI-2 - development and adaptation of the inventory for Belgium and the Netherlands, Hedwig Sloore, Jan Derksen, Hubert de Mey, Greet Hellenbosch; the Norwegian MMPI-2, Bjo/rn Ellertsen, Odd E. Havik, Rita R. Skavhellen. (Part contents).

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  • ISBN13: 9780816626328
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 696
  • ID: 9780816626328
  • ISBN10: 0816626324

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