PSYCH  Vol.2 No.8 , November 2011
The Development of the Greek Personality Assessment Inventory
ABSTRACT
Presented in the current report are the reliability analysis of the Greek Personality Assessment Inventory (PAI), the differences between the means and the standard deviation (SD) of the Greek and the US sample and the creation of the maximum non-clinical T Scores for each of the scale and subscale produced by the Greek standardization sample. The PAI is considered, in the US and in many European countries, one of the most reliable multidimensional psychometric inventories. The PAI consists of 344 questions that are separated in non-over- lapping scales of clinical, treatment focus, personality and validity context. The present, mixed design study had 1870 participants, males and females between the ages of 20 and 55.The participants were 1120 non-clinical (standardization sample), 450 psychiatric inpatients and 300 psychiatric outpatients, who were gathered from 4 major regions of Greece.

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nullLyrakos, D. (2011). The Development of the Greek Personality Assessment Inventory. Psychology, 2, 797-803. doi: 10.4236/psych.2011.28122.
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