Identity - the self perception questionnaire

Quest Partnership Ltd

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Test Name:Identity - the self perception questionnaire
Author of Original Test: Richard Ogden
Local test distributor / publisher:Quest Partnership Ltd
Date of Current Review:4/11/2007
Date of Publication of Current Review / Edition:29 Oct 2008
Type of Test:Personality - State
Personality - Trait
Personality - Type
Cognitive Styles
Main Area of Use:Work and Occupational
Constructs Measured:36 scales in 4 groupings and 25 derived scales.
Primary scales
Social presence; Direct; Influence;Open;Independent;Modesty;
Group Affiliative; Consultative; Psychological; Empathy; Adaptability; Theoretical; Rational; Creative; Critical; Foresight; Systematic; Completing; Multi-tasking;Variety seeking; Protocol Following; Control; Need to win; Determined; Decisive; Risk taking; Self potency; General anxiety; Specific anxiety; Self-assured; Resilience; Positive; Self protecting; Social desirability; Self reviewing;Reflective.

Derived scales:
(Leadership preferences)
Change leadership; Participative leadership; Controlling leadership; Networking leadership

(Team profile)
Driving; Innovating; Exploring; Structuring; Evaluating; Supporting; Finalising; Flexibility

(Emotional Focus)
Self awareness; Managing own emotions; Self motivation;
Social awareness; Managing other’s emotions; Social motivation;

(Learning orientation)
Approach; Focus; Transfer;

(Type preferences)
Energising;Attending;Deciding; Living
Administration Mode:Interactive individual administration
Supervised Group administration
Computerised locally-installed application - unsupervised/self-assessment
Computerised Web-based application - unsupervised/self-assessment
Computerised Web-based application - supervised/proctored
Response Mode:Paper and pencil
Computerised
General Description of Test:Identity is a normative personality test intended for use with the UK working population in selection and development work. In large part it is marketed as an adjunct to other methods. The instrument measures self reported preferences using a Likert scale and produces 36 scale scores and 25 secondary scale scores. The 36 primary scales are: Social presence; Direct; Influence; Open; Independent; Modesty; Group Affiliative; Consultative; Psychological; Empathy; Adaptability; Theoretical; Rational; Creative; Critical; Foresight; Systematic; Completing; Multi-tasking; Variety seeking; Protocol Following; Control; Need to win; Determined; Decisive; Risk taking; Self potency; General anxiety; Specific anxiety; Self-assured; Resilience; Positive; Self protecting; Social desirability; Self reviewing; and Reflective. The 25 secondary scales are: Change leadership; Participative leadership; Controlling leadership; Networking leadership; Driving ; Innovating; Exploring; Structuring; Evaluating; Supporting; Finalising; Flexibility; Self Awareness; Managing own emotions; Self motivation; Social awareness; Managing other’s emotions; Social motivation; Approach; Focus; Transfer; Energising; Attending ; Deciding; and Living. Amongst the secondary scale scores, only those from the Leadership Preferences model and the Emotional Focus model are recommended for use in supporting selection. The test is available in pen & paper form or in an online administration mode. Online administration is purchased on a per person basis, as a ‘package’ including two automated feedback reports. Automated reports are also available by post, fax or email from the publisher’s bureau service. There are a number of different report formats available, in addition to bespoke reports, on request from the publisher. Level A and Level B training are recommended for all users, but online administration (complete with compulsory automated report) is accessible to individuals without such qualifications. Level B certification is required by users who wish to produce their own reports.


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