The Personality Assessment Inventory (PAI) is used to assess adult personality and psychopathology, from 18-89 years of age. It assesses psychopathological syndromes and provides information relevant for clinical diagnosis, treatment planning, and screening for psychopathology.
It contains 344-items, and is self-administered. It consists of 22 non-overlapping full scales covering constructs relevant to a broad-based assessment of mental disorders.
The PAI can be administered and scored in three ways: pen-and-paper, scoring software or online.
The PAI 2nd ed. Professional Manual provides information on:
- Administration (Test Materials, Considerations, Procedures)
- Scoring (using the handscorable Answer Sheet and Profile Form)
- Descriptive Statistics
- Development of the PAI
- Structure of the PAI
The 2nd ed. update (2010) included the following additions:
- Addresses many areas of additional study and research, including an expanded discussion of administration considerations and a variety of strategies for the interpretation of clinical data.
- Includes both the original reliability and validation studies of the instrument and pertinent reliability/validity data from important subsequent research studies of the original PAI scales as well as the supplemental scales and indexes.
- Outlines revisions made to the Profile Form-Adult and Critical Item Form.
How to access your e-Manual
This is an e-Manual - nothing will be posted. You will receive an email confirmation with information on how to access your e-Manual.
The e-Manual can be viewed on a device (Windows, MAC, iPad or Android tablet) via a Reader software that supports Adobe DRM (options include Adobe Digital Editions and BlueFire Reader App). The e-Manual can also be viewed online via your PARiConnect online account if you are an existing user, via Quick Links (Digital Library).
Please note that all PAR e-Manual files are DRM-protected, so cannot be printed or copied.