The MMPI-A-RF is the most up-to-date, empirically based personality assessment for use with adolescents. The test mirrors the structure of the MMPI-2-RF, the most recent version for use with adults, and includes several adolescent-specific scales. The MMPI-A-RF is composed of 241 items, is linked to current models of psychopathology and personality, and features 48 empirically validated scales relevant for use with adolescents in a variety of clinical, forensic, and school settings.
The MMPI-A-RF provides a valuable alternative to the MMPI-A test. The MMPI-A test continues to be published and fully supported by the University of Minnesota Press and distributed exclusively by Pearson.
- Test Authors: Robert P. Archer, PhD, Richard W. Handel, PhD, Yossef S. Ben-Porath, PhD, Auke Tellegen, PhD
- Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
- Distributor: Pearson
- Date of Publication: 2016
- Administration: Web-based (Q-global), Computer-based (Q Local), paper and pencil
- Length: 241 True-False items
- Completion Time: 25 to 30 minutes computer-administered; 30-45 minutes paper and pencil
- Minimum Reading Level: 4.9 grade (Lexile average), 4.4 grade (Flesch-Kincaid)
- Ages: 14-18 years
- Norm Group: The MMPI-A-RF norms are nongendered, drawn from the MMPI-A normative sample, and consist of 1,610 adolescents (805 boys; 805 girls) between 14 and 18 years of age from several regions of the U.S., a balanced sample for region, rural-urban residence, and ethnicity.