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MAIN PAW (PERSONALITY AT WORK)

1. GENERAL DESCRIPTION

The PAW is a very comprehensive test consisting of 250 test-items and providing the user with 89 scales to measure the entire personality field with. It consists of 5 substructures of which each consists of four Measuring Areas and the latter with a further three supportive factors – a total of 60 scales per substructure. Each one of the 5 substructures is reported on a separate page of the Summarized Report generated by the PAW. In order to minimise cost and paper, the user has the option to print only a One-Pager Summary of all the results obtained to get a full perspective as well as deciding whether or not to print out more detailed results. This One-Pager is called "THE CONDENSED SUMMARIZED REPORT”. The user also has the choice to select an “ABRIDGED SUMMARIZED REPORT” that would supply him with only the most critical defined constructs of the testee’s personality or opt for the full five page Summarized Report on the PAW. Although there is no time-restriction associated with the PAW, it can be completed in 60 minutes.

In addition to the above, the PAW boasts a Lie-Detector and Consistency Factor. The PAW is the most comprehensive personality test on the market and takes approximately an hour to one and a half hour to complete, but is providing the user with conclusive information on all angles relative to the field in personality. It can be used at all levels and to serve the full spectrum of needs a user may have in the field of Personality.

Measuring Areas – Scales: Five Main Substructures

  1. Doing & Work Orientation
  2. Self & Perception Orientation
  3. Thinking & Styles Orientation
  4. People & Relations Orientation
  5. Emotions & Feelings Orientation

The Two Monitor Scales i.e.

  1. Lie Detector
  2. Consistency Factor

Purpose: Comprehensive measuring of personality applicable to the World of Work.

  1. Selection
  2. Development
  3. Organisational Development

2. PSYCHOMETRIC PROPERTIES

Reliability: Ranging from 0.81 to 0.92 (Significant)

Validity: Ranging from 0.53 to 0.63 (Significant)

Fairness: No significant differences were detected via the ‘Norm Process’ regarding four critical (sensitive) factors used, namely age, gender, ethnicity, and language at the 0.001 level.

Readability & Ease of Comprehension: “A maximum of sixth grade of the Fry Readability Graph was strictly adhering to during the test development stage”. No time-limit applies for the completion of the test and a trained test-administrator is always present to assist the testee with questions to ensure full understanding of words, concepts, intention and sentences.

The seven ‘Readability Actions’ were/are applied to the PAW.

3. GENERAL USE AND DECISION-MAKING RULES

The standard PAW can be used at a grade 8 schooling level.

A score of ‘5’-sten (and below) on the Lie-Detector scale, should be regarded as a knock-out score.

The PAW must be interpreted by a registered psychologist.

To ensure ‘standardisation’ and full ‘coverage’, it is recommended that the ‘PAW: Interpretive Notes’ be used by any user applying the PAW for the first time.

It is important to emphasise the instruction regarding reporting information openly and truthfully in completing the test.

EQ (EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE)

The EQ is deducted from the Main PAW as a Specialized Report consisting of five substructures with six supportive factors each. This Specialized Report provides the required information regarding Emotional Intelligence in a work situation in practical terms.

MD (MOTIVATIONAL DISPOSITION)

Similar to the EQ, the MD is also deducted from the Main PAW and consisting of eight substructures with three supportive factors each. This Specialized Report provides the required information regarding Motivation Disposition in a work situation in practical terms.

EO (ENTREPRENEURIAL ORIENTATION)

Similar to the EQ above, the EO is also deducted from the Main PAW and consisting of five substructures with six supportive factors each. This Specialized Report provides the required information regarding Entrepreneurial Orientation in a work situation in practical terms.

SMO (SALES & MARKETING ORIENTATION)

Similar to the above, the SMO is also deducted from the Main PAW and consisting of five substructures with six supportive factors each. This Specialized Report provides the required information regarding Sales & Marketing Orientation in a work situation in practical terms.

FO (FINANCIAL ORIENTATION)

Similar to the above, the FO is also deducted from the Main PAW and consisting of five substructures with six supportive factors each. This Specialized Report provides the required information to determine the testee’s ‘fit’ to the general job requirements profile of a typical Financial position in the World of Work – other than the technical/professional knowledge and expertise that is obtained from studies and work experience in the financial sphere.

MO (MANAGERIAL ORIENTATION)

Similar to the above, the MO is also deducted from the Main PAW and consisting of five substructures with six supportive factors each. This Specialized Report provides the general requirements that are typically associated with a person functioning effectively in the managerial capacity in the World of Work – other than technical/professional knowledge, know-how and expertise that are derived from academic studies, learning and practical experience in the managerial sphere.

4. EXAMPLE OF THE MAIN PAW SUMMARIZED REPORT

PAW EXTENDED DEFINED REPORT

PAW SUMMARIZED EO

PAW SUMMARIZED EQ

PAW SUMMARIZED FO

PAW SUMMARIZED MD

PAW SUMMARIZED MO

PAW SUMMARIZED SMO

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