General Aptitude Test Battery (GATB)

What is Aptitude Assessment?   Suppose that two persons of equal intelligence have the same opportunities to learn a job or develop a skill. They attend the same on-the-job training or classes, study the same material, and practice the same length of time. One of them Read More …

What Is McClelland’s Motivation Theory & Its Different Names?

McClelland’s theory of motivation / Three Needs Theory / Acquired Need Theory / Human Motivation Theory  David McClelland built on this work in his 1961 book, “The Achieving Society.” Need base theory of motivation. Content theory of motivation. He has developed his model on this basis of Read More …

self concept inventories

Self-concept inventories —Self concept— the set of assumptions a person has about himself or herself. —what you believe to be true about yourself will strongly affect your behavior. —If you believe you are honest, then you will tend to act in conformity with this belief. Read More …

Jackson Personality Inventory (JPI)

Jackson Personality Inventory (JPI) —Like the EPPS, JPI were based on Murray’s (1938) theory of needs. —Unlike EPPS, it has specific definitions of each need —So items for each scale could be as independent as possible, an important consideration in creating homogeneous scales. —The latest Read More …

Theoretical Strategies

I . Deductive Strategies —To determine the meaning of a test response by using reason and deductive logic. I.logical content approach II.Theoretical strategy Theoretical strategy ØIt  begins with a theory about the nature of the particular characteristic to be measured. ØItems must be consistent with Read More …

Eysenck’s Personality Questionnaire-EPQ

Eysenck’s Personality Questionnaire-EPQ —Hans Jürgen Eysenck and Sybil B. G. Eysenck. 1945 —Hans Eysenck’s – on physiology and genetics. —Although he was a behaviourist who considered learned habits of great importance, —he believed that personality differences grow out of our genetic inheritance. —He is, therefore, Read More …

Factor analytic strategy for personality construction

Factor analytic strategy —Structured personality tests,  set of assumptions. (humans possess characteristics or traits that are stable, vary from individual to individual, and can be measured). —to derive empirically the basic dimensions of personality. —the statistical technique of factor analysis to determine the meaning of Read More …

California Psychological Inventory

California Psychological Inventory —A self report inventory —Harrison Gough in 1956, — 3rd third edition  1987. — It was created in a similar manner to the MMPI —by the criterion-group strategy. —But unlike the MMPI,(maladjustment or clinical diagnosis) —CPI attempts to evaluate personality in normally Read More …

The Criterion-Group Strategy

ØEmpirical strategies ØRely on data collection & statistical analyses Øto determine the meaning of a test response ØOr the nature of personality and psychopathology. ØLike deductive strategies- self report feature – item responses were their own views, opinions, and feelings. Øuse experimental research to determine Read More …

Woodworth Personal Data Sheet

Woodworth Personal Data Sheet Background -based on Logical-content strategy- Uses reason and deductive logic in the development of personality measures. It tries to logically deduce the type of content that should measure the characteristic to be assessed. —The first personality inventory ever, —Woodworth Psychoneurotic Inventory Read More …