The predictive validity of the MMPI-II in candidates who were selected for Special Forces training and later were relieved, recycled, or voluntarily withdrew from the Special Forces Qualification Course (SFQC)

Crystal Dawn Connors, Fayetteville State University

Abstract

The ability of selected MMPI-2 scales to discriminate between Special Forces Qualification Course Candidates who passed Phase II of the SFQC, and those who voluntarily withdrew, were relieved, or recycled was tested. A total of 360 male candidates who attended Phase II of the SFQC in 2007; MMPI-2's were analyzed. The findings suggest that the MMPI-2 can moderately discriminate between those who pass, recycle, VW, or are relieved from the SFQC. Results showed that a combination of variables that most accurately predicted those who pass SFQC were scales Ma, Pd, Si, L, and K. Overall, 58.9 percent of the original grouped cases were classified correctly. Of those classified 65 percent were correctly classified from the pass group, 61 percent of the recycles were correctly classified, 49 percent of those relieved were correctly classified, and 55 percent of those who voluntarily withdrew from the course were correctly classified. ^

Subject Area

Psychology, Industrial|Psychology, Personality|Military Studies

Recommended Citation

Crystal Dawn Connors, "The predictive validity of the MMPI-II in candidates who were selected for Special Forces training and later were relieved, recycled, or voluntarily withdrew from the Special Forces Qualification Course (SFQC)" (January 1, 2009). ETD Collection for Fayetteville State University. Paper AAI1484515.
http://digitalcommons.uncfsu.edu/dissertations/AAI1484515

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