Poster Abstracts

Abstract

Assessing for response bias and non-credible performance is important in the context of neuropsychological evaluations, particularly when there is potential for secondary gain. The current study aimed to identify group differences on the Personality Assessment Inventory (PAI) and Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2 Restructured Form (MMPI-2-RF) validity indices between individuals currently in litigation versus individuals undergoing disability assessments. We found significant group differences between individuals in litigation (n= 22) versus disability (n=39) on the PAI PIM (positive impression), t(59)=2.32, p<.05, such that litigation group was higher (M=50.18, SD=11.31) than disability group (M=42.85, SD=12.17). There were also significant group differences in litigation (n=13) and disability (n=8) on the MMPI-2-RF VRIN-r, t(19)=2.18, p<.05, such that litigation group was higher (M=52.62, SD=8.77) than disability group (M=44.63, SD= 6.99). No significant group differences were found for other validity indices in the PAI or the MMPI-2-RF. Given that litigation had more elevated scores than disability, clinicians should be aware of an increased potential for positive impression management and response inconsistency among individuals in litigation.

First AuthorGenesis Martinez
Second AuthorEmily Graupman
Third AuthorErin Kaseda
Fourth AuthorLeslie Guidotti Breting