Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Occupational Personality Questionnaires (OPQ32)

  • A suite of questionnaire designed to assess the typical or preferred behavior of individuals in a way that is relevant to the world of work
  • Variety of applications mainly for selection, development, team-building and counseling
    OPQ32i forces people to make a choice between most and least preferred aspects of their personalities
  • Controlling distortion due to response bias

The 32 dimensions measure the followings:

Relationship with People
1. Influence - Persuasive, Controlling, Outspoken, & Independent Mind

2. Sociability - Outgoing, Affiliative, & Socially Confident

3. Empathy - Modest, Democratic, & Caring

Thinking Style
4. Analysis - Data Rational, Evaluative, & Behavioral

5. Creativity & Change - Conventional, Conceptual, Innovative, Variety Seeking, & Adaptable

6. Structure - Forward Thinking, Detail Conscious, Conscientious, & Rule Following

Feelings and Emotions
7. Emotion - Relax, Worrying, Tough Minded, Optimistic, Trusting, & Emotionally Controlled

8. Dynamism - Vigorous, Competitive, Achieving, & Decisive


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