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MMPI-A-RF Overview

An empirically based measure of adolescent psychopathology, the MMPI-A test contains adolescent-specific scales and tailored reports for particular settings to aid in problem identification, diagnosis, and treatment planning in youth.

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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, PhDRichard W. Handel, PhDYossef S. Ben-Porath, PhDAuke 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.