Provides a multidimensional, psychometrically sound measure of emotional and behavioral adjustment, family interaction, and academic functioning
9 through 19 years
Full scale, 45 minutes; Screener composed of first 80 items, 15 minutes
Based on a sample of more than 2,300 students in grades 4-12; also, clinical sample of more than 1,100
Manuals & Resources
(PIY™) Personality Inventory for Youth™
BY DAVID LACHAR, PHD, AND CHRISTIAN P. GRUBER, PHD
The PIY is a multidimensional, psychometrically sound self-report instrument designed specifically for young people. It is composed of 270 items covering 9 nonoverlapping clinical scales and 24 nonoverlapping subscales:
- Poor Achievement and Memory
- Inadequate Abilities
- Learning Problems
- Distractibility and Overactivity
- Antisocial Behavior
- Parent-Child Conflict
- Parent Maladjustment
- Marital Discord
- Feelings of Alienation
- Hallucinations and Delusions
- Psychosomatic Syndrome
- Muscular Tension and Anxiety
- Preoccupation With Disease
- Fear and Worry
- Sleep Disturbance
- Social Introversion
Social Skill Deficits
- Limited Peer Status
- Conflict With Peers
The 24 subscales reveal more specific clinical content, making the PIY an excellent diagnostic tool. In addition, four validity scales tell you whether the respondent is exaggerating, malingering, or responding defensively, carelessly, or without adequate comprehension. The first 80 items of the test can be used as a screener to quickly identify students who would show problems on the full inventory.
Items are written at a third-grade reading level. An audio CD is available for poor readers, and a Spanish Administration Booklet is available for those who read Spanish only.
The PIY gives you a reliable and valid measure of child and adolescent psychopathology, based on the respondent’s own perceptions.
PIC-2/PIY/SBS 25-use scoring CD available on PIC-2 page.
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