Caliper Profile and Caliper Sales Profile

Caliper UK Ltd

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Test Review Summary

Test Name:Caliper Profile and Caliper Sales Profile
Authors of Original Test: Harold P. Weinstein
Herbert M. Greenberg
Hilary Butera
Cynthia Hendricks
Linda Poit.
Local test distributor / publisher:Caliper UK
Date of Current Review:2003
Date of Publication of Current Review / Edition:06 Mar 2008
Type of Test:General Ability
Personality - Trait
Main Area of Use:Work and Occupational
Constructs Measured:The scales measure intelligence (abstract relationships and abstract reasoning), 20 personality traits, and three ‘derived’ factor scales.
Administration Mode:Interactive individual administration
Supervised Group administration
Response Mode:Paper and pencil
Computerised
General Description of Test:

Caliper is described as the integration of mathematically separate traits into an interactive whole, using measurable, job related personality dynamics. The measure is described as ‘semi-ipsative’, as it employs forced choice format of ‘most/least like me’ from two positive and two negative statements, thus allowing a range of possible points obtainable within each scale rather than a fixed sum of scale scores for all respondents.

There are also reasoning questions (full Caliper Profile), and Likert-style questions which appear to be normative in form. In the full profile, there are three ‘free response’ questions.

Norm tables are apparently used to score the whole profile in each case.

Those using the measure complete Caliper themselves, and are given a half-day’s training in administration.

Unrestricted access is permitted ‘as all test interpretation is conducted by Caliper professionals’.

Knowledge of the instrument is picked up through use and through discussion of profiles with the Caliper professional.

There are two profiles. They have varying numbers of sub-tests in common.

Sub-test

A

B

C*

D*

E

F

G

H*

I*

J

Full-profile

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

 

 

Sales-profile

X

 

 

 

X

X

 

 

 

 

The letters A–G are used to label the sub-tests in the full Profile. *Indicates an intelligence test. In the SalesProfile, test E above is described as B, and test F above as C.

Caliper Profile: The (full) Caliper Profile is a self-report questionnaire intended to measure job-related personality characteristics to evaluate the job fit and career potential of an individual. It is also intended for use in team building, conflict management, development and appraisal. It contains seven sub-tests (A–G), including two short untimed intelligence tests.

Caliper Profile: The scales measure intelligence (abstract relationships and abstract reasoning), 20 personality traits, and three ‘derived’ factor scales. The 20 traits are Openness (OS), Flexibility (FL), Aggressiveness (AG), Self-Structure/Self-Discipline (SC), External Structure (SE), Anxiety (AX), Urgency (TN), Risk Taking (VE), Assertiveness (A), Level Headedness (L), Cautiousness (C), Idea Orientation (I), Energy (E), Gregariousness (BY), Ego Strength/Resilience (ES), Sociability/Outgoingness (O), Accommodation (P), Scepticism (PA), Thoroughness (R), Sensitivity (SY). The three derived factor scales are Ego Drive (EGO), Empathy (EMP) and Confidence (CF).

Sub-test A consists of 25 sets of four statements, from which the candidate chooses most like self and least like self. Sub-test B consists of 30 sets of three statements from which the candidate chooses most like self and least like self.

Sub-test C is a short intelligence test consisting of 20 verbal analogies in a multiple choice format.

Sub-test D is a short intelligence test consisting of 12 assorted number series, letter series, numerical analogies, and letter groups in a multiple choice format.

Sub-test E consists of 47 statements, rated on a six-point agreement scale.

Sub-test F consists of 30 sets of four adjectives, from which the candidate chooses most like me, like me, least like me.

Sub-test G consists of 16 sets of four statements from which the candidate chooses most like me, least like me. This sub-test appears to measure the four anality/orality scales.

There is no lie scale, because the measure mostly uses forced-choice format.

Caliper Sales Profile: The Caliper Sales Profile contains a subset of the (full) Caliper Profile, namely subtests A, E, F. The Caliper Sales Profile measures 18 personality traits, and the two ‘derived factor scales’, Empathy and Ego Drive, but does not include the four anality/orality scales. The Caliper Sales Profile does not contain any intelligence scales.

e-Caliper Profile Tests:

Caliper Firstep Sales Profile

Section A consists of 30 sets of 4 adjectives, from which the candidate chooses most like me and least like me.

Section B a short intelligence test that contains 8 verbal and numerical analogues in a multiple choice format.

Section C another short intelligence test that contains 4 number and letter series multiple choice questions.

Section D consists of 34 statements, which the candidate is required to indicate how much they agree with using a 6-point scale.

Caliper Next Steps Profile:

Section A consists of 30 sets of 4 statements from which the candidate chooses most like self and least like self.

Section B a short intelligence test consisting of 8 verbal and numerical analogues.

Section C a short intelligence test consisting of 8 letter and number series using a multiple choice format.

Section D consists of 32 statements which the candidate is required to indicate how much they agree with using a 6-point likert scale.

 


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