A world class instrument

for success in the workplace

TESTS

What is important for success in today’s workplace? That is the question Psykometrika actively tries to answer in our research. In essence this is basically a question of relevance and what is actually possible to measure in psychometric tests. The result is a modern test battery with 17 different subtests, which together provides a very strong forecast of people´s ability to perform at various workplaces. And it takes less than 60 minutes to do. A slim battery of tests while maintaining scientific high standard!

3.835

Size of norm data

0.8

Average reliability

0.56

*Average validity

*Example from one of our validation studies

All subtests in Psykometrika’s test battery are developed within the company. They are developed based on what modern research shows are relevant for success in today´s workplace, where our own research plays an active role in the development of today´s unique tool for recruiters. All tests are normative and show very good reliability and validity coefficients in our studies. Both our test package and norm group are updated every year. New subtests are added according to new innovations and knowledge.




OVERVIEW OF OUR TEST BATTERY

Psykometrika’s test battery is a modern¸ normative tool that is based on international as well as own research. Our battery comprises today 17 subtests where each subtest measures a separate psychological factor. All the subtests display high levels of reliability and validity and have been shown in international research to be linked to success in working life. We have divided our subfactors into four categories: (1) work-related issues, (2) personality (measured through Big Five), (3) personality and values, and (4) capacity and ability. We have also an additional category including what has been called “the dark personality”.

WORK-RELATED ISSUES


  • Job satisfaction
  • Work motivation
  • Status motivation
  • Balance in work

PERSONALITY (BIG FIVE)


  • Extraversion
  • Openness
  • Agreeableness
  • Conscientiousness
  • Emotional stability

PERSONALITY AND VALUES


  • Stress tolerance
  • Self-responsibility
  • Self-esteem
  • Equality orientation

CAPACITY AND ABILITY


  • Emotional ability
  • Creativity
  • Verbal ability
  • Logical ability

"DARK PERSONALITY"


  • Prejudice
  • Psychopathy
  • Social desirability
  • Ongoing research

The reliability of the subtests is controlled annually in connection with our updating of the norm group. At our last updating (2016) our subfactors displayed a mean reliability (computed as Cronbach alpha) of 0.8. Modern test instruments are expected to have a reliability of 0.7 at least.

At the same time, personality tests should have a criterion validity of 0.3 or above. In our validity studies we have computed the criterion validity of each factor as a correlation between the person’s score on the factor (adjusted for social desirability) and judgments by management of his or her work performance. Looking at the highly significant subfactors (p < 0.01), the validity coefficients varied between 0.33 and 0.62. Self-esteem was a significant factor for work success in all our validity studies.

The norm group is updated regularly once a year. The last updating (2016) comprised 3,835 persons who had taken the test predominantly in competitive situations.

Read more about our research and the documentation on our test battery here.