Date of Award


Document Type

Doctoral Research Project

Degree Name

Doctor of Psychology (PsyD)



First Advisor

Radhika Krishnamurthy

Second Advisor

Maria Lavooy

Third Advisor

Kunal Mitra

Fourth Advisor

Mary Beth Kenkel


This study was designed to investigate empirical correlates of the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2-Restructured Form (MMPI-2-RF) for Asian Indian college students using the NEO Five Factor Inventory-3, College Maladjustment Scales and Measures of Psychosocial Development. The study utilized an Asian Indian college student sample (N=48) from a private university in Florida. Pearson Product Moment correlations were computed to establish correlates of the MMPI-2-RF scale scores. Overall, a large number of significant correlates with large effect sizes were found across the three measures. Some correlates found in the study provided an expansion for the interpretation of the MMPI-2-RF scales for Asian Indian college students. The study also aimed to identify similarities and differences in personality patterns of Asian Indian and Caucasian American college students (N=21) by comparing their mean MMPI-2-RF scale scores. Multivariate and Univariate analysis of results were not significant, but useful trends of differences were found for some scales. Lastly, the study examined similarities and differences in personality patterns of high and low acculturated Asian Indian college students and correlates of the MMPI-2-RF scales separately for these subgroups. A higher number of correlates were found between MMPI-2-RF scale scores and the three external measures for those low on acculturation. Limitations, contributions and future research directions are discussed.


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