Use the Nonverbal Personality Questionnaire to assess normal adult personality in counseling, research and business settings.
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The Nonverbal Personality Questionnaire is an image-based measure of normal personality designed to measure 16 different personality traits highlighted by Murray (1938) in his system of needs.
This nonverbal measure asks respondents to rate the likelihood that they would engage in the type of behavior depicted in the item illustration on a 7-point Likert scale. Response options range from extremely likely to extremely unlikely. The item illustrations in the NPQ depict personality-relevant behaviors that are based on Murray’s (1938) system of needs, the scales of the Personality Research Form (PRF), and the Five-Factor Model of personality. The 136-item NPQ takes approximately 20 minutes to complete. The resulting personality scales are as follows: Achievement, Affiliation, Aggression, Autonomy, Dominance, Endurance, Exhibition, Thrill seeking, Impulsivity, Nurturance, Order, Play, Sentience, Social Recognition, Succorance, and Understanding, as well as a validity scale.
This innovative nonverbal measure is suitable for the assessment of normal adult personality in counseling, research and business settings. The NPQ is ideal for cross-cultural comparisons, as well as for people who have reading difficulties, language barriers, or problems with attention and concentration.
Reliability and Validity
Several studies have evaluated this nonverbal assessment in North American, European, Middle Eastern, and Asian countries and have demonstrated strong support for the reliability, validity, and general applicability of the assessment. The manual reports a number of sources of support for the psychometric properties of the NPQ.
Qualification Level B: Tests may only be purchased by individuals with:
A Master’s degree in psychology, education, occupational therapy, speech-language pathology, social work, or in a field closely related to the intended use of the assessment, and formal training in the ethical administration, scoring, and interpretation of clinical assessments.
Certification by or full active membership in a professional organization such as the Canadian Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (CASLPA), the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT), the Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrics and Psychotherapists (OACCPP), or other North American organizations such as the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA), the American Counselling Association (ACA), the American Educational Research Association (AERA), the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), the National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME), the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) or the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), that requires training and experience in the relevant area of assessment.
A degree or license to practice in the healthcare or allied healthcare field.
Formal, supervised mental health, speech/language, occupational therapy, and/or educational training specific to assessing children, or in infant and child development, and formal training in the ethical administration, scoring, and interpretation of clinical assessments.