Psychological Report of 5832

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Disclaimer 

This psychological assessment of student 5832 was based on her scores on various types of personality tests, all of which were provided on-line.  Some of these tests, despite their popularity, do not have reported data for validity and reliability.  With this in mind, this analysis should be viewed with caution and skepticism.  This assessment is not a valid clinical assessment reported by a professional psychologist and does not seek to make treatment suggestions.  This paper also does not give a comprehensive description of student 5832’s personality.  Both the participant and the author are undergraduate students participating in a class assignment; hence this report should only be viewed for educational purposes. 

 

Demographic Data

            Participant 5832 is a female undergraduate psychology major at Loyola Marymount University, a small Jesuit university in southern California.  5832 is also enrolled in an Introduction to Testing class, in which participation in this project is necessary for class credit.  To ensure complete anonymity, no other information is given about 5832 except the last four digits of her social security number; this number will be used to refer to this participant.

 

Reason for Referral

            5832 was referred to this project as a requirement for class credit.  This assessment is intended to be an educational exercise for students in an Introduction Testing class.  This exercise will allow students to practice assessment skills in the testing aspect of psychology.  In addition, this project also introduces various types of tests used in the field of psychology.

 

Tests Administered

            The following tests were taken by subject 5832 via internet:

 

Strong Interest Inventory                                                        12 February 2004

IPIP-NEO Personality Inventory                                            29 February 2004

Keirsey Classic Temperament Report                         29 February 2004

Intelligence Test Labs                                                             29 February 2004

Emotional Intelligence Test                                                    29 February 2004

Rokeach Values Survey                                                         

Transferable Skills Survey                                                      29 February 2004

The Political Compass                                                 24 February 2004

Political Philosophy Test                                                         29 February 2004

VIA Signature Strengths Survey                                            29 February 2004

Romantic Personality Test                                                         1 March 2004

 

 

 

Test Interpretations

 

Strong Interest Inventory

Purpose and Test Construction Methodology

            The Purpose of the Strong Interest Inventory is to match an individual’s interests and hobbies with possible career choices.  The Strong Interest Inventory matches the interests and hobbies of an individual to the interests and hobbies of a test group of individuals that are satisfied and content with their careers.  This test is basically used to help individuals in career planning.  The Strong Interest Inventory currently lists 109 occupations and offers individuals other alternatives such as possible leisure activities.  The Strong Interest Inventory also lists a number of occupations that individuals might not consider.  This allows people to look at other possible job opportunities.

            In addition, the Strong Interest Inventory was constructed using the Holland Typologies of people and careers.  These typologies are enterprising, social, conventional, artistic, investigative, and realistic.

 

Reliability and Validity

The Strong Interest Inventory has a test-retest correlation of about 0.60-0.90.  In addition to high reliability, the Strong Interest Inventory also has high predictive validity after 40-year follow ups, as well as high construct validity.  These results should be viewed with caution, however, since this test is not a clinical assessment.

 

Findings

According to 5832’s test scores, three of the most common occupational themes are Enterprising, Conventional, and Social, respectively.  The Enterprising aspect suggests that 5832 would enjoy a career that allowed her to compete and provide leadership and influence to others.  5832 might enjoy work activities such as sales and management.  The Conventional aspect suggests that 5832 would enjoy a career which allowed her to use her organizational skills.  5832 might enjoy work activities that included record keeping, data analysis, and setting up procedures.  The Social aspect suggests that 5832 would enjoy a career that would allow her to work with others.  5832 might enjoy a career that included community service, team work, and helping or teaching others.

            The Strong Interest Inventory also includes interest scales that measure an individual’s interests in twenty-five specific areas or activities.  5832 scored very high in selling to potential customers (Enterprising aspect), helping people (Social aspect), performing clerical and office tasks (Conventional aspect), selling retail or wholesale products (Enterprising aspect), and managing or supervising others (Enterprising).  Compared to other males and females, 5832 scored extremely high, with an interest score of over sixty, in teaching, social service, merchandising, sales, organizational management, data management, and office services.

            In addition to the occupational themes and interest scales, the Strong Interest Inventory also contained occupational scales that measured how similar an individual’s interests are to the interests of others who are satisfied working in their occupations.  5832 scored very high in the following occupations:  small business owner, human resource director, credit manager, banker, bookkeeper, life insurance agent, school administrator, housekeeping supervisor, nursing home administrator, and business education teacher.

 

IPIP-NEO Personality Inventory

Purpose and Test Construction Methodology

            The IPIP-NEO Personality Inventory is a test that measures personality based on the Five-Factor Theory of personality.  This test uses five domains which include Extraversion, Agreeableness, Conscientiousness, Neuroticism, and Openness to Experience.  Each domain is further divided to include thirty sub-domains.  For example, the Extraversion domain is divided into six sub-domains that include friendliness, gregariousness, assertiveness, activity level, excitement-seeking, and cheerfulness.  Factor analysis was used in constructing the IPIP-NEO.  According to the Mental Measures Yearbook, the IPIP-NEO is mostly used in career counseling, career development, employee training, and personal growth.

 

Reliability and Validity

            The reliability of this test ranges from 0.85 to 0.95 at the domain level and 0.56 to 0.90 at the sub-domain level.  The validity of this test ranges from 0.50 to 0.70.  In addition, the IPIP-NEO has reported criterion-related validity and predictive validity.

           

Findings

            Under Extraversion, 5832 had an overall average score in the 40th percentile.  According to the test, this suggests that 5832 enjoys time with others but also enjoys time alone.  Under the sub-domains of Extraversion, 5832 scored the highest were on friendliness and activity level, with scores over the 50th percentile.  5832 scored the lowest on gregariousness.  Under Agreeableness, 5832 had an overall average score in the 57th percentile.  According to the test, this suggests that 5832 shows concern for other’s needs but will not sacrifice her needs for others.  Under the Agreeableness sub-domains, 5832 scored the highest on trust, modesty, and sympathy.  5832 scored the lowest on morality.  Under Conscientiousness, 5832 had an overall average score in the 50th percentile.  According to the test, this suggests that 5832 is reasonably reliable, organized, and self-controlled.  Under the Conscientiousness sub-domains, 5832 scored highest on orderliness with a score in the 90th percentile.  Her lowest score was under self-efficacy.  For Neuroticism, 5832 had an overall low score in the 30th percentile.  The test suggests that 5832 is exceptionally calm and composed.  Under the Neuroticism sub-domains, 5832 scored highest in anxiety and lowest in anger.  For Openness to Experience, 5832 had an overall low score in the 25th percentile.  This suggests that 5932 might be down-to-earth and conservative.  Under the sub-domains, 5832 scored the highest in emotionality with a score in the 75th percentile.  Her lowest score was under imagination.

            In addition to the test, the participant was also given a self-rating form.  This form was given so that the participant could estimate his or her scores on the IPIP-NEO.  The following table lists 5832’s estimated assessment as well as her actual assessment and her ideal scores.  The Neuroticism domain was left out of this table.

 

 

DOMAIN

IPIP NEO

SELF ASSESSMENT

IDEAL SELF

Openness

Low (16th-35th percentile)

Average (36th-66th percentile)

High (67th-85th percentile)

Conscientiousness

Average (36th-66th percentile)

High (67th-85th percentile)

High (67th-85th percentile)

Extraversion

Average (36th-66th percentile)

Low (16th-35th percentile)

Average (36th-66th percentile)

Agreeableness

Average (36th-66th percentile)

High (67th-85th percentile)

Average (36th-66th percentile)

 

            According to the self-ratings, 5832 reported that she ideally wanted to be higher in openness.  Her self assessment indicates that she believes that she is average in openness, but her IPIP-NEO results indicate that she is low in openness.  This suggests 5832 desires to be a more open person.  5832 might view openness as a positive trait and wants to become more open than she is currently.  Under the Conscientiousness domain, 5832 reported that she ideally wants to be high in conscientiousness and also views herself to be high in conscientiousness.  Her IPIP-NEO results indicate that she is average in conscientiousness.  This suggests that 5832 might view herself to be more conscientious than she actually is.  Her results may also indicate a difference in 5832’s definition of conscientiousness and the IPIP-NEO’s definition of conscientiousness.  According to the test, those who are high in conscientiousness can be viewed negatively as being compulsively perfect and boring.  The difference in the actual results of 5832 and the IPIP-NEO results may lie in their definition of conscientiousness.  Under the Extraversion domain, 5832 viewed herself to be low in extraversion, but actually obtained an average score, which is consistent with her ideal score.  This suggests that 5832 might be more extraverted than she thinks.  Under the Agreeableness domain, 5832 obtained an average score in both her actual IPIP-NEO score and in her ideal score.  This suggests that she is as agreeable as she wants herself to be. 

 

Keirsey Classic Temperament Report

Purpose and Test Construction Methodology

According to the Advisor Team website, this test “is a PhD designed assessment tool created to uncover a person's innate tendencies, preferences, and motivations to arrive at an integrated view of their personality.”  This test was created to help individuals gain a basic understanding of their personality traits. 

 

Reliability and Validity

            This test in an internet based test.  As a result, there is no reported validity or reliability.  The results of this test should be viewed with caution and skepticism.

 

Findings

            According to this report, 5832’s temperament is a Guardian.  This indicates that 5832 enjoys serving and preserving important social institutions.  According to the test’s temperament descriptions, Guardians are practical and down-to-earth people.  They are able to have fun with their friends, are dutiful and responsible, and believe in law and order.  This test also suggests that 5832’s strongest temperaments are sensing and judging.

   

Emotional Intelligence Test

Purpose and Test Construction Methodology

            Emotional Intelligence Tests are designed to assess “people-smarts” of an individual.  The basics of emotional intelligence include knowing one’s feelings and using them to make important life decisions, being able to manage one’s emotional life, carrying out one’s goals in the face of setbacks and challenges of impulse, having and using empathy skills such as reading other people’s emotions, and handling feelings in relationships with skill and harmony.  Further information on test construction is unknown.

 

Reliability and Validity

            Both emotional intelligence tests used by 5832 were internet-based.  This means that no reliability or validity was reported.  The results of both these tests should be viewed with skepticism and caution.

 

Findings

            Subject 5832 received two different emotional intelligence quotients, one from the UTNE website and one from the Emode website.  Her scores were 120 and 124, respectively.  These results suggest that 5832 has an above average emotional intelligence.  

 

Rokeach Values Survey

Purpose and Test Construction Methodology

            The purpose of the Rokeach Values Survey is to identify and rank the terminal and instrumental values of an individual given a set list of values.  The test describes these values as “guiding principles in one’s life.”  This test allows individuals to rank a number of values in order from most important to least important.

 

Reliability and Validity

            I found no data reporting reliability or validity.

 

Findings

            For her terminal values, 5832 ranked salvation, equality, and freedom as her top three, most important values.  A world at peace, national security, and a world of beauty were ranked as the three lowest terminal values.  For her instrumental values, 5832 ranked honest, responsible, and independent as her most important values.  Clean, helpful, and logical were ranked as her three lowest instrumental values.

 

Transferable Skills Survey

Purpose and Test Construction Methodology

            The purpose of the Transferable Skills Survey is to assess the self-ratings of skills and abilities that the participant can apply in a work environment.  The construction of the test might have used a deductive method using the following categories:  communication, research and planning, human relations, organization, management and leadership, and work survival.

           

Reliability and Validity

            This test is an internet based test with no reported data on reliability or validity.  The results of this test should be viewed with skepticism and caution.

 

Findings

            5832 scored above average on all transfer skills categories.  5832 scored the highest in communication skills, in which she received a score of 64%.  For both research and planning and human relations skills, she scored a 61%.  For organization, management, and leadership skills, she scored a 55%.  For work survival, she scored a 63%.

 

The Political Compass

Purpose and Test Construction Methodology

            The purpose of the Political Compass is to give individuals a better understanding of where they stand on their political views.  The Political Compass was created by a political journalist and a professor of social history.  This test claims to be constructed based on the responses of famous political leaders.  This may indicate that this test was created using a contrasted-groups method.

 

Reliability and Validity

            This test in an internet based test with no reported reliability or validity.  The results of this test should be viewed with caution and skepticism.

 

Findings

            According to her results, 5832’s political compass orients her at -3.75 and -1.23.  This suggests that 5832 had economic leftist views and is more social libertarian than authoritarian.  Her compass is similar to the political compass of Nelson Mandela. 

 

Political Philosophy Test

Purpose and Test Construction Methodology

            The purpose of the Political Philosophy Test is to assess an individual’s political views.  This is similar to the Political Compass.

 

Reliability and Validity

            This test in an internet based test with no reported reliability or validity.  The results of this test should be viewed with caution and skepticism.

 

Findings

            5832’s political philosophy is on the border of left-liberal and authoritarian.  According to this test, left-liberals prefer self-government in personal matters and central decision-making on economics.  Left-liberals want government to serve the disadvantaged in the name of fairness.  Left-liberals also tolerate social diversity, but work for economic equality.  Authoritarians, according to this test, want government to advance society and individuals through expert central planning.  Authoritarians also doubt whether self-government is practical. 

 

VIA Signature Strengths Survey

Purpose and Test Construction Methodology

            The purpose of the VIA Signature Strengths Survey is to identify an individual’s strengths that can cultivate his or her overall happiness in five categories:  caution, critical thinking, teamwork, capacity to love and be loved, and optimism.  This test was created by Martin Seligman.

 

Reliability and Validity

            This test is an internet based test with no data reporting reliability or validity.  The results should be viewed with caution and skepticism.

 

Findings

            5832’s top strengths according to this survey is fairness, equality, and justice.  This suggests that 5832 treats others fairly and does not allow her personal feelings bias her decisions.   Her second highest strength is kindness and generosity.  This suggests that 5832 is kind and generous to others.  She basically enjoys doing good deeds for others.  Her third highest strength is capacity to love and be loved.  This suggests that 5832 values close relationships.

 

Romantic Personality Test

Purpose and Test Construction Methodology

            The purpose of the Romantic Personality Test is to measure how romantic an individual is based on the responses of various questions.  This test also assesses how an individual’s approach to romance could “play out” in a relationship.

 

Reliability and Validity

            This test is an internet based test with no reported reliability or validity.  The results of this test should be viewed with skepticism and caution.

 

Findings

            5832’s score on this test was a 52, which indicates that she is a borderline romantic.  This suggests that 5832 is not overly consumed with romance but does enjoy romantic gestures from time to time.

 

Summary

 

Overall Findings

            The overall assessment of 5832 suggests that she is a very social, friendly, caring, down-to-earth, responsible, “people-smart,” organized, and liberal person.  The results of her Strong Interest Inventory suggest that 5832 is a very social, friendly, and organized person that would work well with others.  5832’s ccupational themes of Enterprising, Conventional, and Social all show that she is interested in occupations that allow her to utilize her people and organizational skills.  5832’s IPIP-NEO results also suggest that she is friendly and organized.  The sub-domains that she scored the highest were under friendliness, sympathy, orderliness, and emotionality.  According to the test, those who score high under sympathy are very tender-hearted and compassionate, and those who score high under emotionality have a high awareness of their own feelings.  These two traits are important aspects of friendly people, especially emotionally intelligent people, which 5832 also scored high.  5832’s high emotional intelligence reaffirms that she will work well with other people.  5832’s temperament report also reported her as being a Guardian, which suggests that she is practical and responsible, but also knows how to have fun.  Her temperament report correlates with her Strong Interest Inventory and IPIP-NEO results.  These tests all suggest that 5832 is a social and responsible person.

            In regards to political opinions, 5832’s results from The Political Compass and the Political Philosophy Test suggest that she is a liberal.  As a liberal, 5832 prefers self-government in personal matters as well as a strong central government on economic matters. 

 

Personal Strengths

            After analyzing the results for all the tests, 5832’s personal strengths seem to be her people skills and her organizational skills.  As seen in her emotional intelligence score, 5832 has a high emotional IQ.  This is an important strength in working with and dealing with other people.  Results from the Strong Interest Inventory, the IPIP-NEO, the Keirsey Classic Temperament Report, the Transferable Skills Survey, and the VIA Signature Strengths Survey all suggest that 5832 enjoys working with others, doing good deeds for others, and being around others.  The Strong Interest Inventory and Transferable Skills Survey suggest that 5832 would enjoy careers that allowed her to work with others and possibly be a leader for others.  The Keirsey Classic Temperament Report and the VIA Signature Strengths Survey also suggest that 5832 enjoys helping others.  5832’s tests also indicate that she has strong organization skills that could be useful in future careers.  Results from the Strong Interest Inventory and the IPIP-NEO suggest that 5832 enjoys using her organizational skills and prefers to live in an organized fashion.

 

Educational and Career Implications

            In both the educational and work environment, 5832 is most likely to be a very people-oriented, responsible, and organized.  In the classroom environment, 5832 might enjoy working in groups where she is able to help others or take leadership in a group.  In the work environment, 5832 might also enjoy working with others and providing leadership.  As seen in her Strong Interest Inventory results, 5832 would enjoy a career in which she can influence others, an “Enterprising aspect,” and working with others, a “Social aspect.”  As seen in her Temperament Report, 5832 is noted to be a “Guardian,” which also suggests that she enjoys serving others.  In addition, the Transferable Skills Survey indicated that 5832 scored above average in all categories especially communication, research and planning, and human relations.  These traits are important in careers where one is working with or helping others.  5832 also scored above average on emotional intelligence, which suggests that she is “people-smart,” indicating that she is able to read the emotions of others and is able to handle her own feelings in her relationships.  This is an important aspect in working well with other people.  These results seem to imply that 5832 is a person who enjoys helping other people.

            In addition to working well with others, 5832 is also an organized and responsible individual.  5832 even ranked “responsible” as one of her instrumental values in the Rokeach Values Survey.  As seen in her Strong Interests inventory, 5832 would enjoy a career that would allow her to use her organizational skills, which is a “Conventional aspect.”  In addition, her IPIP-NEO results show that 5832 scored the highest in the Conscientiousness domain.  Under this domain, 5832 scored especially high in orderliness, which suggests that she prefers to live according to routines and schedules.

 

Relationship Implications

            According to the various tests, 5832 also seems to be a caring individual in her relationships with others, such as friends and family.  As seen in her results from the IPIP-NEO, 5832 scored the highest in friendliness under the Extraversion domain.  This suggests that 5832 is an approachable and delightful person who is able to make friends easily.  As seen in her results for the VIA Signature Strengths Survey, 5832’s top strengths are fairness, equality, and justice.  This suggests that she treats others fairly and does not allow her personal feelings to bias her decisions.  Her second highest strength was kindness and generosity, which suggests that she treats others well.  Her third highest strength was the capacity to love and be loved, which suggests that 5832 values close relationships.  5832’s high emotional intelligence also correlates with these results, indicating that she is “people-smart” in her relationships.

Results from the Romantic Personality Test also indicate that 5832 is a borderline romantic.  According to her test description, 5832 enjoys romantic gestures, but is not overly consumed in romance.  In romantic relationships, 5832 is probably a very caring partner that enjoys romantic acts from time to time, but does not let these gestures consume her entire relationship.  Since 5832 has a high emotional intelligence, she is probably able to minimize fights and arguments by using her ability to “read” her partner. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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