The failure rate the failure rate usually represented by the greek letter. Presents data that support the validity of the sixteen personality factor 16pf reasoning ability scale as a measure of intelligence. Introduction to reliability portsmouth business school, april 2012 2 after this, the reliability, rt, will decline as some components fail to perform in a satisfactory manner. Is the 16pf factorially valid journal of personality. The 16pf fifth edition includes significant enhancements to the 16pf fourth edition without changing the basic structure. This is a free online meaure of cattells 16 personality factors. In plain english, reliability and validity are two approaches to.
The conclusion is reached that the number of important primaries encapsulated in the 16pf series is no fewer than the stated number. Importance of personality assessment for organisations success. Reliability gauges the consistency of test results. An examination of the 16pf validity scales as predictors of the scale of accurate personality prediction sapp. The aim of the manual is to provide one accessible resource that will support international use of the 16pf.
The predictive validity of the epi and 16pf for military. An examination of the relationship of the 16pf fifth. Reliability of the 16pf questionnaire for security guard. Document resume tm 025 853 author rivera, hipolito title. Reliability, homogeneity and the construct validity of. To be realistic about the unrealistic attitudes of testusers, one must admit. The 16pf fifth edition is the current version of the test. This test uses a public domain scales from the internation personality item pool to measure the same traits.
It was found that the test does indeed measure the primary factors it purports to measure although several of the factors found did not correspond well with the ideal pattern to be expected with the 16pf on this special, highly selected sample of american males. The study was carried out to assess the validity of the eysenck personality inventory epi and cattells 16 personality factor questionnaire 16pf as predictors of flying training outcome. To understand this, consider the situation where a test asks. These data raise questions as to the usefulness of the 16pf for the prediction of security. The 16pf is compared and critiqued against popular tests and theories such as the revised neo personality inventory neo pir. The release of the newest sixteen personality factor questionnaire 16pf, fifth edition, is the evolution of raymond cattells conceptualization of the primary components of personality by analyzing adjectives describing human behavior. The 16pf is used for various kinds of testing, including preemployment and promotion testing, coaching and career development. Pdf the sixteen personality factor questionnaire 16pf. The standardization of the test, reliability, and validity are described as well as popular uses of the test for psychological purposes. The 16pf test was designed for adults at least age 16 and older, but there are also parallel tests for various younger age ranges e.
For example the 16pf reports some much lower consistencies. The comparative validity of questionnaire data 16pf scales and objective test data oa battery in predicting five peerrating criteria lewis r. I declare that the crosscultural comparability of the 16 personality factor inventory 16pf is my own work and all that i have used or quoted have been indicated and. The 16pf reveals a great deal of useful information about anyone who takes it, making it an excellent comparison tool for hiring managers and recruiters during the final stages of the selection process. Mead introduction the sixteen personality factor questionnaire 16pf is a comprehensive measure of normalrange personality found to be effective in a variety of settings where an indepth assessment of the whole person is needed. Five distinct report options give the test utility in a wide variety of settings. They willingly follow processes and procedures, rarely miss work or appointments and always warn others in advance if it seems they might fail to meet. This test takes about half an hour to complete, longer than papi. The testreliabilities over a 2 week period showed scores of. New global factors scale combine related primary scales into global factors of personality. Psychometricas reports based on 16pf are comprehensive and insightful. The 16pf personality test is used by employers for employment, promotion, coaching, and career development. These are not simply translations, as many questionnaires provide, but careful cultural adaptations, involving new norms and reliability and validity. The factor structure of the items of the 1962 16pf form a was examined on a sample of 499 air traffic controllers.
As a result, the inclusion of reasoning items in untimed personality tests creates dif. Since its origin, developers have revised the 16pf 5 times, updating content. Norman and edward schwartz university of michigan thirty tests from the 1955 edition of cattells ob jectiveanalytic oa test battery, plus forms a. Approximately 3550 minutes is necessary for completion. These words have very specific and specialized meanings in psychometrics, the branch of psychology that deals with testing and assessment. The sixteen personality factor questionnaire 16pf is a comprehensive measure of normalrange personality found to be effective in a variety of settings where an indepth assessment of the whole person is needed.
Based on a sample of 10,261 individuals, internal consistency reliabilities are on average 0. An examination of the 16pf validity scales as predictors. Since its first publication in 1949, the instrument has been adapted into more than 35 languages worldwide. French 16pf data supplement 2010 reliability reliability gauges the consistency of test results. Faking in personality tests occurs when job candidates alter their responses in an attempt to present themselves in a more. Based on the adult sample of 234 in this study, we developed and made available to users of the 16pf split samplevalidated regression equations for this multidimensional model of selfesteem. As a generic term, it relates to a number of different aspects of consistency. That conclusion is bolstered by new evidence presented that is based on the independent, statistical logic of the maximum likelihood test. The comparability of the 16pf form a and the 16pf5. An inherent fe ature of design concerned with performance in the field, as opposed to quality of production conformance to design specs definition reliability is the probability that a system will perform in a satisfactory manner for a given period of time. Were you invited to take the 16 personality factor 16pf questionnaire. Correlation of scores on the reasoning scale with scores from the wechsler adult intelligence scalerevised waisr. The 16 personality factor questionnaire 16pf is a personality test with 16 personality traits. Norman and edward schwartz university of michigan thirty tests from the 1955 edition of cattells ob.
Goldberg university of oregon and institute for the measurement of personality warren t. Essentially, a reliable test yields the same approximate results when administered repeatedly under similar conditions. This interaction effect is likely to be particularly true of 16pf sten scores in the midrange on the profile. The lack of an estimation of individual reliability has made it difficult to test. The sixteen personality factor questionnaire 16pf was administered to a group of security guard applicants to determine its retest reliability after a moderate 9month interval. It is used in a variety of settings, including personnel selection, counseling, career development, and outplacement consulting. The sixteen personality questionnaire 16pf is one of the oldest commercially available measures of normal adult personality. Therefore, interpretation of these scores can be one of the more challenging aspects when providing. A shortened basic english version form c of the 16 pf questionnaire laboratory of personality assessment and group behavior, university of illinois raymond b. What do reliability and validity mean, and is the predictive index reliable and valid. Estimates on the relationships between raw scores in the areas of logical, verbal and numerical reasoning. One of the most widely researched and extensively used psychometric tools. Following this discovery he went on to create and promote the 16pf questionnaire. A second criticism of personality testing concerns faking.
Document resume tm 025 853 author rivera, hipolito. This updated version continues to measure the same 16 primary personality factors with improved reliability and validity. Questionnaire 16pf, fifth edition, is the evolution of raymond cattells conceptualization of the primary components of personality by analyzing adjectives describing human behavior. The sixteen personality factor questionnaire or 16pf is a multiplechoice personality questionnaire developed over several decades from the 1940s from research by raymond b.
The 16pf questionnaire has been translated into more than 30 languages and dialects. All of the pearson correlations for specific test scales were lower than the reliabilities reported by the tests authors. After helping you make an informed decision, the 16pf can also guide you in managing your new employee. Using the 16pf to test the differentiation of personality by intelligence hypothesis. The 16pf international reference manual has been written to provide 16pf users with a single source of information containing norm and technical reference data gathered for different language versions of the 16pf questionnaire.
For example, the mirror selfrecognition test used with infants shows that around 1824 months, infants are able to recognize differences a red lipstick mark to. Moderate to good reliability rating have been reported for the 16pf. Data supplement 2010 16pf a leading personality test. The sixteen personality factor questionnaire 16pf is a selfreport personality test developed.764 640 1279 402 1437 1208 84 624 690 584 1414 1492 672 549 692 593 403 1145 123 1463 28 917 270 897 1478 516 1477 154 653