Psychometric properties of the Danish MCMI-I translation

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A translation of the MCMI-I has been in use in Denmark for some years. An untested assumption in the interpretation of the pattern of test results is that the psychometric characteristics of the Danish and American versions are similar. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the psychometric properties of the questionnaire by using traditional psychometric analysis techniques on the results of a sample consisting of 423 patients and 179 normal controls. Coefficient alpha was calculated for the 20 clinical subscales of the test and the Danish results were strikingly similar to the original coefficients reported by Millon. Furthermore, factor analysis of the subscales showed a factor structure very similar to American findings, and it is concluded that the psychometric properties of the Danish MCMI are not significantly different from the original.

Original languageEnglish
JournalScandinavian Journal of Psychology
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)149-53
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 1990

    Research areas

  • Adolescent, Adult, Aged, Female, Humans, Language, Male, Middle Aged, Personality Disorders, Personality Inventory, Psychometrics, Journal Article

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