Personality Assessment Inventory Profiles of Deployed Combat Troops: An Empirical Investigation of Normative Performance

Leslie C. Morey, Sara E. Lowmaster, Rodney L. Coldren, Mark P. Kelly, Robert V. Parish, Michael L. Russell

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Abstract

The present study examined the normative scores and psychometric properties of the Personality Assessment Inventory (PAI; Morey, 1991) within a non-treatment-seeking sample of soldiers deployed to combat zones in Iraq, compared with a sample of community adults matched with respect to age and gender. Results indicate the scores and properties of the PAI scales were generally quite similar in the Iraq and community samples, with modest differences emerging on only 3 subscales addressing antisocial behavior, issues with close relationships, and interpersonal vigilance. These results suggest that standard normative interpretation of PAI scales is appropriate even when the instrument is administered in a combat zone. In comparison with prior research, the results may suggest that documented mental health issues among combat veterans, when present, may be particularly likely to emerge postdeployment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)456-462
Number of pages7
JournalPsychological Assessment
Volume23
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Assessment
  • Combat stress
  • Military psychology
  • Personality Assessment Inventory

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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