Professional Profile 2Central Test UK
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|Test Name:||Professional Profile 2|
|Author of Original Test:||Central Test|
|Local test distributor / publisher:||Central Test UK|
|Date of Current Review:||February 2016|
|Date of Publication of Current Review / Edition:||17 May 2016|
|Type of Test:||Personality - Trait|
|Main Area of Use:||Work and Occupational|
|Constructs Measured:||The Professional Profile 2 measures seven personality dimensions which are conceptualised as opposing pairs. These include: |
Emotional Distance Emotional Sensitivity
Focus on Facts Intuition
It also measures seven opposing pairs of values and motivations. These include:
Involvement at work Personal balance
Desire to lead Desire for guidance
Need for action Need for reflection
Autonomy Team Work
Novelty seeking Familiarity seeking
|Administration Mode:||Computerised locally-installed application - supervised/proctored|
Computerised locally-installed application - unsupervised/self-assessment
|General Description of Test:|
The Professional Profile 2 (PP2) is a personality inventory intended for use in the workplace. Its areas of use include recruitment, work placement, career development and team selection, and is targeted towards a range of groups including executives, employees, job-seekers and graduates.
It measures seven personality dimensions which are conceptualised as opposing pairs. These include: Persuasiveness Straightforwardness, Flexibility Firmness, Emotional Distance Emotional Sensitivity, Extraversion Introversion, Improvisation Structure, Focus on Facts Intuition, and Rule-following Free-thinking.
It also measures seven opposing pairs of values and motivations. These include: Involvement at work Personal balance, Desire to lead Desire for guidance, Need for action Need for reflection, Ambition Humility, Autonomy Team Work, and Altruism Individualism, 'Novelty Seeking - Familiarity Seeking'.
The automated report also provides matches between the personality profile based on scores on these scales and a set of work-oriented personality traits, a range of organisational job positions and a range of professions. The majority of the items in the test have a forced choice, ipsative format but a quarter of the items have a forced-choice normative format. Scores are presented as standardised scores and as stens. The questionnaire includes 112 items. While untimed, it should take between 15 and 20 minutes to complete. Each question assesses different personality or motivation dimensions, although the personality and motivation dimensions are kept separate from each other.
The Professional Profile 2 has a built-in response audit scale which, when considered with the ipsative question format, makes this questionnaire more resistant to intentional distortion (i.e. faking). For the UK, a single norm group is provided. This is based on a sample of 378 professionals drawn from a wide range of occupations and job levels. This is broken down by gender, managerial level, socio-professional category and industry. The assessment is available in a variety of languages (including French, English, and Arabic) and is administered online. Scoring is completely automated and reports are solely generated online.
The questionnaire is supported by extensive technical documentation which includes a conceptual mapping of the instruments dimensions onto a series of well-known and highly researched models of personality (such as the Five Factor Model), as well as motivation and values models (e.g. Maslows Motivation Theory or Sprangers Value-Based Decision-Making Model).
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