Vienna Test System: Eysenck Personality Profile version 6

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Test Name:Vienna Test System: Eysenck Personality Profile version 6
Authors of Original Test: H Eysenck
G. D. Wilson and C. J. Jackson.
Local test distributor / publisher:Schuhfried
Date of Current Review:October 2007
Date of Publication of Current Review / Edition:23 May 2008
Type of Test:Personality - Trait
Main Area of Use:Psycho-clinical
Forensic
Work and Occupational
Counselling, Advice, Guidance, and Career Choice
General Health, Life and Well-being
Sports and Leisure
Traffic psychology and aviation psychology
Constructs Measured:Extraversion – Introversion:
E1: Activity *
E2: Sociability *
E3: Expressiveness
E4: Assertiveness *
E5: Ambitiousness
E6: Dogmatism
E7: Aggressiveness
Emotionality (Neuroticisim):
N1: Low Self Esteem *
N2: Unhappiness *
N3: Anxiousness *
N4: Dependency
N5: Hypochondriasis
N6: Guilt
N7: Obsessiveness
Adventurousness – Caution (Psychoticism):
P1: Risk-taking *
P2: Impulsiveness *
P3: Irresponsibility *
P4: Manipulativeness
P5: Sensation Seeking
P6: Toughmindedness
P7: Practicality
* those included in the short form
Administration Mode:Supervised Group administration
Computerised locally-installed application - supervised/proctored
Response Mode:Computerised
General Description of Test:The EPP6 is the computerised adaptation of Eysenck’s Personality Profiler (EPP) within the Vienna Test System. The adaptation appears to be a straight implementation of the paper and pencil version of the EPP6 and complete functional equivalence is assumed although no evidence is provided to support this assumption. Eysenck’ theory of personality is well known. It seeks to explain how personality develops and the biological basis underlying it. The theory sets out a system that describes and measures the main traits and higher order constructs of personality. The EPP6 is the last in the development of a series of personality questionnaires which began in 1952 with the Maudesley Medical Questionnaire, was developed into the Eysenck Personality Inventory in 1964, followed by the Eysenck Personality Questionnaire in 1975 and the revised Eysenck Personality Questionnaire in 1985. Finally the Eysenck Personality Profiler was first developed in 1988 with the Eysenck Personality Extraversion Profiler (v6) in 1999. The instrument is a multi scale, trait inventory, which measures through forced choice responses (yes, no and cannot decide) the three higher order constructs which according to Eysenck’s theory describe personality: extraversion-introversion, emotionality (neuroticism) and adventurousness-cautious (psychoticism). In addition there is a dissimulation (or lie scale) and the computer system generates the number of ‘can’t decide’ choices – if this goes above 5% then a warning is issued about the reliability of the profile. The long version of the test (S1) has 440 items assessing 21 sub-scales, the short form (S2) consists of 200 items measuring 9 sub-scales. The following are the scales measured by the long version, with those included in the short version indicated by an asterisk: Extraversion – Introversion E1: Activity * E2: Sociability * E3: Expressiveness E4: Assertiveness * E5: Ambitiousness E6: Dogmatism E7: Aggressiveness Emotionality (Neuroticisim) N1: Low Self Esteem * N2: Unhappiness * N3: Anxiousness * N4: Dependency N5: Hypochondriasis N6: Guilt N7: Obsessiveness Adventurousness – Caution (Psychoticism) P1: Risk-taking * P2: Impulsiveness * P3: Irresponsibility * P4: Manipulativeness P5: Sensation Seeking P6: Toughmindedness P7: Practicality

 


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