Predicting sex offender institutional adjustment and treatment compliance using the personality assessment inventory. Academic Article uri icon


  • This study examined the utility of the Personality Assessment Inventory (PAI) to identify prison inmates in a mandatory sex offender treatment program prone to engage in institutional misconduct. Archival PAI and institutional disciplinary data were coded for 137 inmates in treatment for an average of 1.59 years. The Antisocial Features scale predicted various forms of general and major infractions (e.g., verbal aggression), with no other scales providing any incremental validity beyond this measure. The Treatment Rejection scale was uniquely but modestly correlated (r=.14) with treatment noncompliance, even though such infractions were rare in this sample.

published proceedings

  • Psychol Assess

altmetric score

  • 3

author list (cited authors)

  • Caperton, J. D., Edens, J. F., & Johnson, J. K

citation count

  • 56

complete list of authors

  • Caperton, Jennifer D||Edens, John F||Johnson, Judy K

publication date

  • June 2004