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MMPI-2 Indicators of the Psychological Adjustment of Romanian versus U.S. Police Officers

International Psychology Bulletin, Vol. 11, No. 4, pp. 12-14, Fall 2007

3 Pages Posted: 19 Jan 2010  

Michael J. Stevens

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Eugen Iordanescu

Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu

Mihai Turcu

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: January 19, 2010

Abstract

One hundred Romanian policemen completed the Romanian MMPI-2. We compared the validity and clinical scale scores of this sample to those of 395 male policemen from the United States. Statistical and clinical differences were found on Fake Bad, Depression, Mania, and Social Introversion. Although free of pathology, Romanian police were more idiosyncratic, depressed, energetic, and introverted than American officers. We discuss these results in terms of differences in age and experience between Romanian and American policemen, differences between Romanian and American police forces and their roles, and differences between Romanian and American society and culture.

Keywords: organisational behavior, psychological adjustement, police officers evaluation, international psychologie

JEL Classification: D23, J44, L00, M12, M54

Suggested Citation

Stevens, Michael J. and Iordanescu, Eugen and Turcu, Mihai, MMPI-2 Indicators of the Psychological Adjustment of Romanian versus U.S. Police Officers (January 19, 2010). International Psychology Bulletin, Vol. 11, No. 4, pp. 12-14, Fall 2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1538723

Michael J. Stevens

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Eugen Iordanescu (Contact Author)

Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu ( email )

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Mihai TURCU

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