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Terapia psicológica

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VINET, Eugenia V  y  SANTACANA, María Forns i. Chilean Norms for MACI: An Integration of Categorical and Dimensional Criteria . Ter Psicol [online]. 2008, vol.26, n.2, pp.151-163. ISSN 0718-4808.

This study aimed at building Chilean normative criteria for the Mllon Adolescent Clinical Inventory (MACI) using a normative sample divided by sex, and into a non-consulting group (200 males and 206 females), and a clinical group (212 males and 189 females) that answered the MACI and the MMPI-A. Using MACI scales data, a set of statistical analysis for diagnostic validity were run through successive stages. Results indicated that MACI scales could be classified into Agreement with Theory (AT), Counter-Theory (CT); and Non-Discriminative (ND) scales; also a cutting point score between healthy functioning and disordered functioning was determined. To build norms for the AT and CT scales, a 100-point measuring scale that had the cutting-point score as the central score (PT 50) was used. Percentile norms were built for the ND scales. Discussion refers to psychometric and clinical assessment features attending to Latin-American cultural context and their integration into the Mllon's theoretical model.

Palabras clave : MACI; norms; clinical psychological assessment; adolescents.

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