28 Mar 2012

Our last blog looked at psychometric tests and the difference between psychometric and skills tests.The main focus was on cognitive ability tests and specific skills sets.  An interesting question, therefore, is where does personality fit in?Personality testsPersonality tests are psychometric tests. They are based on personality research and theories about how personality is ...

13 Aug 2009

Personality Assesment
This paper examines and summarises the big five-factor model, a tool used for studying personality.One of the long-held goals of psychology has been to establish a model that can conveniently describe human personality, with the intent to use this model in improving the general understanding of personality.Currently, a handful of models have risen to prominence, and have thus far...

21 Jan 2008

Job Performance
An independent study investigating the relation of the "Big Five" personality dimensions (Openness to Experience, Conscientiousness, Extraversion, Agreeableness and Neuroticism) to three job performance criteria (job proficiency, training proficiency, and personnel data) for five occupational groups (professionals, police, managers, sales, and skilled/semi-skilled) is summarised below....