Security Guards' MMPI Profiles: Some Normative Data

Ira H. Bernstein

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A national security guard company administered the MMPI to all its guards following hiring. This paper presents the normative data derived from all guards hired during the 12 months of 1978 (n = 4534). The validity of 1 profile in 5 was questionable. However, 1 in 8 was valid but elevated (T > 70) on one or more critical scales (D, Pd, Pa, Pt, Sc, or Ma). Among valid but elevated profiles, the majority were elevated on Ma and/or Pd. Elevation of Dand Sc, as well as Ma and Pd, was common among questionable profiles.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)377-380
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Personality Assessment
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 1980

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis


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