+ Site Statistics
References:
54,258,434
Abstracts:
29,560,870
PMIDs:
28,072,757
+ Search Articles
+ PDF Full Text Service
How our service works
Request PDF Full Text
+ Follow Us
Follow on Facebook
Follow on Twitter
Follow on LinkedIn
+ Subscribe to Site Feeds
Most Shared
PDF Full Text
+ Translate
+ Recently Requested

Risk factors for institutional misconduct among incarcerated women: an examination of the criterion-related validity of the Personality Assessment Inventory



Risk factors for institutional misconduct among incarcerated women: an examination of the criterion-related validity of the Personality Assessment Inventory



Journal of Personality Assessment 88(1): 106-117



Although widely researched in male offender samples, relatively little is known about the clinical utility of the Personality Assessment Inventory (PAI; Morey, 1991) among female prisoners. In this study, we examined the utility of various theoretically relevant PAI scales to predict 3 types of institutional misconduct (general, aggressive/defiant, and covert infractions) in a sample of 113 female inmates incarcerated for at least 1 year. The Antisocial Features (ANT) scale was the most consistent and effective predictor of misbehavior, with limited evidence to suggest that other PAI scales could demonstrate any incremental validity beyond this measure. More important, ANT continued to be associated with institutional misconduct even after controlling for criminal background variables such as prior convictions and a history of violence.

Please choose payment method:






(PDF emailed within 0-6 h: $19.90)

Accession: 050223241

Download citation: RISBibTeXText

PMID: 17266421

DOI: 10.1080/00223890709336841


Related references

Risk Factors for Institutional Misconduct Among Incarcerated Women: An Examination of the Criterion-Related Validity of the Personality Assessment Inventory. Journal of Personality Assessment 88(1): 106-117, 2007

Personality assessment inventory (PAI) profiles of offenders and their relationship to institutional misconduct and risk of reconviction. Journal of Personality Assessment 94(6): 586-592, 2013

Factors of the psychopathic personality inventory: criterion-related validity and relationship to the BIS/BAS and five-factor models of personality. Assessment 16(1): 71-87, 2008

Identification of mental disorders in an in-patient prison psychiatric unit: Examining the criterion-related validity of the Personality Assessment Inventory. Psychological Services 5(2): 108-117, 2008

Testing the predictive validity of the Personality Assessment Inventory (PAI) in relation to inmate misconduct and violence. Psychological Assessment 28(8): 871-884, 2017

Further evidence of the divergent correlates of the Psychopathic Personality Inventory factors: prediction of institutional misconduct among male prisoners. Psychological Assessment 20(1): 86-91, 2008

Criterion-related validity of the Psychopathic Personality Inventory in a prison sample. Psychological Assessment 10(4): 426-430, 1998

Borderline pathology and the Personality Assessment Inventory (PAI): an evaluation of criterion and concurrent validity. Journal of Personality Assessment 88(1): 81-89, 2007

Borderline Pathology and the Personality Assessment Inventory (Pai): An Evaluation of Criterion and Concurrent Validity. Journal of Personality Assessment 88(1): 81-89, 2007

Psychopathy and Institutional Misbehavior Among Incarcerated Sex Offenders: A Comparison of the Psychopathy Checklist-Revised and the Personality Assessment Inventory. International Journal of Forensic Mental Health 1(1): 49-58, 2002

Examination of the reliability and validity of the Personality Assessment Inventory. Journal Of Psychopathology & Behavioral Assessment. 16(3): 173-187, 1994

Gender-responsiveness in corrections: Estimating female inmate misconduct risk using the Personality Assessment Inventory (PAI). Law and Human Behavior 40(1): 72-81, 2017

Assessment of criterion related validity of the leadership skills inventory. Psychological Reports 62(1): 263-267, 1988

The dispositional flow scale-2 as a measure of autotelic personality: an examination of criterion-related validity. Journal of Personality Assessment 96(4): 465-470, 2015

Predicting Institutional Aggression by Defensive Prison Inmates: An Examination of the Personality Assessment Inventory Treatment Consideration Scales. International Journal of Forensic Mental Health 8(3): 178-185, 2009