Replicated MMPI subtypes for alcoholic men and women: relationship to self-reported drinking behaviors. Academic Article uri icon


  • Recent cluster-analytic research with alcohol-abusing men has demonstrated the existence of several Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI) subtypes that are consistent across diverse subject samples. Few such studies have been reported with alcoholic women. Shortcomings of this research include frequent failure to replicate clusters across separate samples and lack of external, independent measures against which to evaluate the predictive validity of cluster typologies. The current study derived replicated MMPI clusters for both inpatient alcoholic men and women. Subsequent multivariate analyses employing several alcohol-use scales revealed significant differences among subtypes of alcoholic women but relatively poor differentiation among subtypes of men by these measures. Implications for future research regarding alcoholic personality subtypes and associated drinking patterns are discussed. 1985 American Psychological Association.

published proceedings

  • J Consult Clin Psychol

altmetric score

  • 1

author list (cited authors)

  • Kline, R. B., & Snyder, D. K.

citation count

  • 21

complete list of authors

  • Kline, RB||Snyder, DK

publication date

  • February 1985