Murray State Theses and Dissertations


The Personality Assessment Inventory (PAI) is a well-known self-report measure that aids in treatment planning and evaluation outcomes. The PAI short-form (PAI-SF) consists of the first 160 items from the full-form’s 344 items. The current study examined extra-test relationships/ correlates of the PAI-SF interpersonal scales dominance (DOM) and warmth (WRM), as well as internal correlations between the treatment rejection scale (RXR) and the warmth scale in a forensic sample. Data were collected from archival evaluations, from a private practice, of adults ages 18-69 years old. Two independent T-test analyses were conducted to determine the mean difference between violent-offense-charged and nonviolent-offense-charged defendants on the warmth and dominance scales. Results indicated that there were not significantly different scores on the PAI-SF’s warmth or dominance scales. A Pearson’s correlation coefficient analysis was conducted to determine the relationship between the treatment rejection scale and the interpersonal scale, warmth. Results indicated a significant positive correlation between the treatment rejection scale and warmth scale, counter to expectations.

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Personality Assessment Inventory Short-Form, Dominance, Warmth

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Thesis Advisor

Laura Liljequist

Committee Chair

D. Gage Jordan

Committee Member

Esther Malm

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Drew Seib

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