Listening Skills Inventory – Revised

The Listening Skills Inventory – Revised assess how attentive a person is to a speaker, and whether they are an active participant in listening.

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The Listening Skills Inventory – Revised assess how attentive a person is to a speaker, and whether they are an active participant in listening.   Before you invest the time and money to train a new employee, test your applicants for skills like:

  • Speaker to Listener Transition
  • Body Language
  • Internal Distractions
  • Attention Span

This test provides the answers you need to make informed hiring and promotion decisions.

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Purpose: The Listening Skills Inventory – Revised will assess how attentive a person is to a speaker, and whether he or she is an active participant in the listening process.

Application:

  • Pre-employment
  • Training Tool
  • Professional/Skills Development

No. of questions: 54
Question type: Situational, self-report
Estimated completion time: 15 minutes
Shorter versions of assessment: N/A
Recommended age level: 18+
Qualification Level: Class A
Compliance: APA standards; EEOC standards (gender, age, disability)
Validation Information:
Sample Size: 23,220
Cronbach’s Alpha: 0.91

Features
Benchmarks: Available (general population and 33 industries)
Interview Questions: Available
Group Comparisons: Available

Listening Skills Inventory – Revised Scales

  • External Distractions
  • Conversation Flow
  • Speaker to Listener Transition
  • Body Language
  • Internal Distractions
  • Attention Span
  • Hearing a Person Out

Report Includes:

  • Summary
  • Introduction
  • Graphs
  • Detailed narrative interpretation
  • Strengths and Limitations
  • Advice

Factors and Scales

Overall Score plus 2 factors divided into 7 scales:

  • Physical Attentiveness: Use of verbal and non-verbal language to indicate attentiveness.
  • Mental Attentiveness: Mentally “tuning-in” to a speaker, and being willing and able to offer undivided attention.
  • External Distractions: Ability to pay attention despite background noise.
  • Conversation Flow: Tendency to interrupt or otherwise disrupt conversation flow.
  • Speaker to Listener Transition: Level of comfort with being the listener rather than speaker.
  • Body Language: Use of body language to convey interest and attentiveness.
  • Internal Distractions: Ability to pay attention despite internal conflict.
  • Attention Span: Ability to pay attention to a speaker for an extended period of time.
  • Hearing a Person Out: Ability to listen with an open mind.

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