Efficacy of the Three Randomness Validity Scales for the Jesness Inventory. Journal of Personality Assessment, 73, 395-406.
Updating the Jesness Inventory randomness validity scales for the Jesness Inventory-Revised.
The Jesness Inventory, a 155-item self report personality measure, has been designed for use in the classification and treatment of behavior-disordered children and adolescents (Jesness, 1996).
As one can see by the table, the Jesness Inventory yielded no significant relationship predictive of placement status.
The probation officer completes a Level of Service Inventory-Revised to determine the client's dynamic and static risks and needs, and a Jesness Inventory
to address responsivity issues.
Thus, while these inmates had 4,9 or spike 4 MMPI profiles, often associated with Antisocial Personality Disorder (psychopathy), their MMPI classifications were found to correlate with anxiety scores on other assessments (e.g., the Jesness Inventory and I-level interview method).
The systems vary in terms of their assessment procedures: the Jesness Inventory is a 155-item paper and pencil test administered to correctional clients; CMC is a semi-structured interview; the I-level interview is a semi-structured interview and a clinical rating process which, due to its length, is seldom used anymore; the Megargee MMPI-based Typology requires administration of the Minnesota Multiphaisic Personality Inventory (scoring rules for transferring MMPI profiles into the Megargee typology have been changed to fit the MMPI2 and will be published in the near future); and the Quay Adult Internal Management System (AIMS) is a behavioral checklist completed by staff.
Participants also completed the Jesness Inventory, a 155-item self-report inventory for "delinquency-proneness" which reportedly has good validity and reliability (Jesness, 1988).
Participants and their parents were informed of the study by letter, accompanied by a consent form and the Jesness Inventory for the adolescents.
Of the twelve tests cited, professional reviews were found in the Mental Measurements Yearbooks (MMY) (Buros, 1972; 1978; Mitchell, 1985) only for the Family Environment Scale, the Jesness Inventory
, the Millon Adolescent Personality Inventory, and the High School Personality Questionnaire.
The following six instruments were used: (1) Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Revised (Wechsler, 1974); (2) Jesness Inventory (Jesness, 1972), a 155-item personality inventory which yields a profile of characteristics predictive of social, emotional, and behavioral problems of disturbed and delinquent youth.
Manual for the Jesness Inventory. Palo Alto: Consulting Psychologists Press.