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lower GPA who scored higher on scale 3 (Hy), scale 8 (Sc) and the L scale of the

MMPI-2. These trends may suggest that students who achieved a lower GPA have

higher levels of emotional reactions to stress, evidence more psychological distress and

confusion and also may attempt to present themselves in a favorable light, over-

evaluating their own worth. The first hypothesis was not supported.

The second hypothesis was tested in four steps. First, a correlation analysis of the

MMPI-2 clinical and validity scale scores, NEO PI-R domain scale scores, and the

questionnaire respondents’ acquisition of licensure was performed. No significant

correlation was found for the graduates who acquired licensure, but there was a

noteworthy trend for a positive correlation between licensure acquisition and scale 1 (Hs)

of the MMPI-2 and a noteworthy trend for a negative correlation between licensure

acquisition and the L scale. This trend may suggest that graduates who achieve licensure

are more preoccupied with numerous physical problems and may be generally unhappy.

They may also be less likely to be concerned with presenting themselves in a favorable

light.

Second, a correlation analysis of the scores and respondents’ participation in the

counseling profession was performed. Results showed no statistically significant

correlation. There was a noteworthy trend for a negative correlation between active

involvement in the counseling profession and scale 0 (Si) of the MMPI-2. There was also

a noteworthy trend for a positive correlation between active involvement in the

counseling profession and the Extraversion, Openness, and Agreeableness domain scales

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