New Test Reviews published

Test review update

The latest tests to have been reviewed by the BPS Test Review team are Facet5 (published by Facet5 Ltd, 1990), the Professional Profile 2 (PP2; published by Central Test UK, 2014) and Personal Development Analysis (PDA; published by PDA International, 2005).

Summary

The Professional Profile 2 (PP2) is a computerised personality measure designed for use in occupational settings, for recruitment, placement, development and team selection, for use with individuals aged 20 or over, including job-seekers, graduates, employees and executives. The questionnaire comprises 112 items on 7 dimensions, including persuasiveness - straightforwardness, flexibility – firmness, emotional distance – emotional sensitivity, extraversion – introversion, improvisation – structure, focus on facts – intuition, and rule-following – free-thinking. It also measures values and motivations including involvement at work – personal balance, desire to lead – desire for guidance, need for action – need for reflection, ambition – humility, autonomy – team work, altruism – individualism and novelty-seeking – familiarity seeking. The questionnaire takes 15-20 minutes to complete. RQTU members and BPS members can sign into the PTC website and read the full review here. Non-members can read a summary of the test here.

Facet5 is a web-based personality measure designed for use with adults in occupational settings. The assessment contains 106 items under five factors with 13 sub-factors: will (determination, confrontation & independence), energy (vitality, sociability & adaptability), affection (altruism, support & trust), control (discipline & responsibility), and emotionality (tension & apprehension), as well as an impression management scale. Facet5 takes approximately 15 minutes to complete. RQTU members and BPS members can sign into the PTC website and read the full review here. Non-members can read a summary of the test here.

Personal Development Analysis (PDA) is a personality measure aimed to assess the behavioural style of individuals within an occupational environment. It contains 86 items on six axes: risk, extraversion, patience, conformity to norms, self-control and energy level. Each item consists of an adjective, with the test-taker being asked to select those which apply to them. Individuals complete the list twice – once for how they describe themselves and again for how they think others describe them. The test takes 10 to 15 minutes to complete, either online or on paper. RQTU members and BPS members can sign into the PTC website and read the full review here. Non-members can read a summary of the test here.