chapter  6
Cross-Cultural Considerations for the Translation and Adaptation of the Chinese MMPI in Hong Kong
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The MMPI is one of the personality tests that has repeatedly proved its worth in cross-cultural testing (see Butcher & Pancheri, 1976). Yet, to date little has been reported on an adequately standardized Chinese version. Elevated scores on several scales have been observed among Chinese college students in the U.S. and in Singapore using the original English version of the MMPI (Sue & Sue, 1974; Kadri, 1971). Results on a 550 item Chinese version of the Group Form translated in Taiwan suggested the necessity to rescale the inventory so that the meaning would fit Chinese cultural patterns (Lu, 1967). An attempt is herein reported to develop a Chinese version in Hong Kong.