Managerial and Professional Profiler

Knight Chapman Psychological Ltd

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Test Name:Managerial and Professional Profiler
Author of Original Test: R. A. Hunter and A. M. Roberts
Local test distributor / publisher:Knight Chapman Psychological Ltd
Date of Current Review:2004
Date of Publication of Current Review / Edition:23 May 2008
Type of Test:Personality - Trait
Motivation
Cognitive Styles
Values
Main Area of Use:Work and Occupational
Constructs Measured:The questionnaire is in two parts.

Part One: There are 8 scales relating to people: Affectionate, Sociable, Confident, Convincing, Perceptive, Candid, Assertive, and Uncompromising.

There are 6 scales relating to tasks: Free thinking, Strategic, Intuitive, Distractible, Systematic, and Cautious.

There are 4 scales relating to feelings: Self-assured, Anxious, Sensitive, and expressive.

Two scales are measures of response style: Central tendency and Self-critical. The Central tendency scale is only available with computerised administration

Part Two
There are 14 scales measuring “Inward” aspects of work-related values: Material wealth, Competition, Results, Recognition, Personal authority, Responsibility, Intellect, Novelty, Self-expression, Altruism, Intimacy, Levity, Security, and Work.
Administration Mode:Supervised Group administration
Computerised locally-installed application - supervised/proctored
Response Mode:Paper and pencil
Computerised
General Description of Test:The MAPP has been designed to measure individual characteristics (relating to temperament, style, preferences, typical responses, values and motivations) that are thought to be critical to occupational activities such as selection, development, counselling and succession planning. It is a self report questionnaire that provides information on 33 (paper and pencil version) or 34 (computer administered) bipolar scales. It is intended for use with graduates, managers, sales/service supervisors and administrators. The questionnaire is in two parts. Part One consists of 228 items that cover “Outward” characteristics (behaviour or style) relating to people as well as tasks and “Inward” characteristics (less obvious to others) relating to feelings. There are 8 scales relating to people: Affectionate, Sociable, Confident, Convincing, Perceptive, Candid, Assertive, and Uncompromising; six scales relating to tasks: Free thinking, Strategic, Intuitive, Distractible, Systematic, and cautious; and four scales relating to feelings: Self-assured, Anxious, Sensitive and expressive. Part One also includes the Self-Critical response style scale to check for social desirability responding and a measure of Central tendency, based on all 228 items. Part Two comprises 168 items with 14 scales that cover “Inward” aspects of work-related values: Material wealth, Competition, Results, Recognition, Personal authority, Responsibility, Intellect, Novelty, Self-expression, Altruism, Intimacy, Levity, security and Work. For both parts, respondents choose one of five responses from “Strongly disagree” to “Strongly agree”, to each statement. For the paper and pencil version, respondents blacken boxes on an answer sheet, and plastic overlay keys are used to calculate scale scores. These are transferred to a profile chart, which presents the profile in terms of Sten scores based on a composite norm group. The latest update, 2001, has a large sample of 2232 (part one), 2419 (part two), of primarily middle and senior managers, with a male/female ratio of 2:1 The profile chart groups the scales under four main headings: people, tasks, feelings and Values. An optional computer-generated narrative is available which graphically presents the Sten scores and gives a text interpretation of groups of scales, potential causes of dissatisfaction, team types, and potential strengths and weaknesses in terms of management competence.


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