An empirical typology of problem drinker-drivers based on the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI) was evaluated. Relationships were demonstrated between this typology and several kinds of external criteria: alcoholism symptoms, reasons for drinking, treatment participation and outcome and medical complications. Indicators of typological validity were further evaluated in the context of alternative means of scoring and categorizing MMPI profiles. Relationships of criteria with the drinker-driver typology were generally stronger than with other use of the MMPI. They were however, weaker than those formed with an unweighted combination of 3 scales: psychopathic deviate, depression and the K (test-taking attitude) validity scales. Results suggest that the typology divides the population of drinking drivers meaningfully and more powerfully than several, but not all alernative uses of MMPI profiles.

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    Alcohol Research Documentation, Incorporated

    P.O. Box 969
    Piscataway, NJ  United States  08854
  • Authors:
    • Snowden, L R
    • Campbell, D
  • Publication Date: 1986

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  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 344-347
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00495847
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-039 897
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1990 12:00AM