MMPI scales for DSM-III personality disorders: their derivation and correlates. Academic Article uri icon


  • Scales tapping the dimensions of personality disorder as represented in the DSM-III were derived using a combined rational/empirical strategy. The final version of the scales demonstrated both content validity as well as internal consistency. Correlations between the derived scales and between these scales and the original MMPI clinical scales were generally found to be in the expected direction providing preliminary evidence of criterion related validity. It is suggested that the derived scales may represent an advance toward the reliable assessment of DSM-III personality constructs.

published proceedings

  • J Pers Assess

author list (cited authors)

  • Morey, L. C., Waugh, M. H., & Blashfield, R. K.

citation count

  • 262

complete list of authors

  • Morey, LC||Waugh, MH||Blashfield, RK

publication date

  • June 1985