Several measurement problems were identified in
the literature concerning the fidelity with which the
Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory
(MMPI) assesses psychopathology. A straightforward
solution to some of these problems is to develop
an orthogonal basis in the MMPI; however,
there are 550 items, and this is a cumbersome task
even for modern computers. The method of alternating
least squares was employed to yield a
singular value decomposition of these measures on
682 prison inmates. Unsystematic or sample-specific
error variance was minimized through a two-stage
least squares split thirds replication design.
The relative explanatory power of models of psychopathology
based on external, internal, naive,
and construct-oriented measurement strategies is
Reddon, John R, Marceau, Roger & Jackson, Douglas N. (1982). An application of singular value decomposition to the factor analysis of MMPI items. Applied Psychological Measurement, 6, 275-283. doi:10.1177/014662168200600303
Reddon, John R.; Marceau, Roger; Jackson, Douglas N..
An application of singular value decomposition to the factor analysis of MMPI items.
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