Stuart Robertson and Associates

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Test Name:Quintax®
Author of Original Test: S. Robertson and D. Wilkie
Local test distributor / publisher:Stuart Robertson and Associates
Date of Current Review:2003
Date of Publication of Current Review / Edition: 
Type of Test:Personality - Trait
Personality - Type
Main Area of Use:Work and Occupational
Counselling, Advice, Guidance, and Career Choice
Constructs Measured:(5)
Intellectual Focus
Emotional Involvement
Administration Mode:Supervised Group administration
Internet based
Response Mode:Paper and pencil
General Description of Test:Quintax is a self-report personality assessment intended to tap the Big-5 structure of personality, with a Social Desirability scale. It is quick to complete - 72 items, with a six-point response scale (agree-disagree etc.). The five scales, with the labels used for the two poles, are: Extraversion (Introvert v Extravert) Criticality (Personable v Logical) Organisation (Adaptable v Structured) Intellectual Focus (Grounded v Theoretical) Emotional Involvement (Calm v Volatile) It is designed for use in occupational settings: selection, development, workshops etc. It uses a two-part carbon-backed answer sheet to permit rapid and easy scoring. Though it employs the usual Sten score system it is unusual because a Type methodology can be used as an alternative method of reporting profiles (using the bipolar labels set out above). It provides Type Descriptor leaflets for 32 types. A narrative report writer is available for PCs, which also calculates Belbin’s Team Roles.

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