Analysis of demographic factors on F scores and evaluation of new configurations of F scales

Jing-jing Gong1, Danmin Miao1, Xia Zhu1, Wei Xiao1, Yan Zhang1
1Fourth Military Medical University, People’s Republic of China
Cite this article:  Gong, J.-j., Miao, D., Zhu, X., Xiao, W., & Zhang, Y. (2008). Analysis of demographic factors on F scores and evaluation of new configurations of F scales. Social Behavior and Personality: An international journal, 36(6), 737-742.

Volume 36 Issue 6 | e1750 | Published: July 2008 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2224/sbp.2008.36.6.737

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We analyzed the influence of demographic factors on scores of the Infrequency scale of the MMPI (Archer, Gordon, & Kirchner, 1987) administered to male youth in China. The demographic factors, acting as influencing factors of F scores, could be ignored. New configurations of infrequency scales were presented and discussed, which indicated that it was appropriate to choose a 20% item endorsement percentage (IEP) of the Chinese male youth as the criterion for item selection.

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