Addresses each of the following areas using appropriate references to course materials:
Students are able to appropriately discuss the historical use of the terms objective and projective to classify a personality test, as well as classification issues. Students will be able to identify concerns with the personality assessment in the selection and placement process that are applicable to real-world issues. Refer to the Meinert, D. (2015). article.
Utilizing the article from Fine (2013) students should provide an in-depth response to the (3) questions related to this article including any support to multicultural competency issues.
Utilizing the article from Garvey, Momsen, and Steinberg (2016) discuss how customer service is important in the hiring process for certain countries. Identify the value in the masculinity index and the relationship between respect, power, and personality.
Students are able to accurately identify and discuss what type of data a particular personality test provides, and how the test might be used to assess a client.
A minimum of two peer reviewed references are included in the case assessment.
The hypothetical case discussion should include a paragraph discussion addressing the following:
- Referral question for personality assessment
- Demographic information for your potential client, including ethnicity, age, gender, socioeconomic status, and level of education
- Background data regarding the client’s current level of functioning and presenting problem(s)
- The discussion of the assessment process should include information about the administration and interpretation of the personality assessment tool. Student should consider professional competencies that reflect the professional characteristics, culture of the work setting and how these practices are essential to an effective multicultural competency environment. This assignment should demonstrate an understanding of the learning concepts in unit 8.
Structure: Includes introduction with clear thesis statement, complete paragraphs, and brief summary paragraph rephrasing thesis.
Style and Mechanics: Clear and logical
organization; paragraphs and sentences are well
developed. Uses correct grammar, spelling, and
punctuation. Meets (10-page) length requirements.
APA Style: Formatted correctly using APA style.
Provides (6) references to support conclusions.
Paraphrase correctly and accurately; direct quotes used minimally. Note course textbook can be used as a reference.
An explanation of the points earned, as well as where the Assignment could be strengthened will be included with your grade.
Updated: October 2019
Unit 8 Assignment: Personality Case Assessment
For this week’s Assignment you will be creating a hypothetical case assessment involving a client with an issue that merits an adult (18 years – 70 years) personality assessment.
Write a minimum 10-page essay incorporating the following elements:
Include the following demographic and personal information: fictional name, age, marital status, number of children, educational level, income level, and relevant medical history. Describe clearly the nature of the client’s presenting problem (e.g., consideration of inpatient substance abuse treatment, a candidate for successful completion of a behavior analysis/application program, or a patient with a psychiatric diagnosis, etc.).
Explain the initial problem in sufficient detail to make clear your decisions regarding assessment.
Based on the above, answer the following questions in essay format:
What would be the most appropriate instrument in personality assessment for evaluating the primary presenting problem?
What are the strengths regarding what this instrument can tell us about the client?
Why is this the most appropriate instrument? (Be sure to include appropriate reference to source materials.)
What are the limitations of what this instrument can tell us about the client?
Discuss some of the concerns or issues that might arise in a workplace setting with an individual that has this personality disorder. Elaborate on how this disorder could affect the workplace culture/climate in regards to behavior, interpersonal and group interactions, and productivity.
In your discussion of the assessment process, including administration and interpretation, consider professional competencies that reflect the professional characteristics, culture of a given work setting and how these practices are essential to an effective multicultural competency environment.
Along with the text, and the three articles listed below, locate an additional two peer-reviewed journal articles. (7 total references)
Note: Find a test measuring a construct in your area of interest; do not purchase a review of any test. You will use the websites to look up the name and brief description of a test and then conduct further research on your own about this test.
Read the following articles which are accessible through the following Library links:
Meinert, D. (2015). Heads Up! HR Magazine, 60(5), 88. Retrieved from
Fine, S. (2013). Practical guidelines for implementing pre-employment integrity tests. Public Personnel Management, 42(2), 281-292. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com.libauth.purdueglobal.edu/login.aspx?direct=true&db=bth&AN=88923808&site=eds-live
Discuss the following in essay format: Address the purpose of pre-employment integrity testing.
Describe the primary purpose many organizations include integrity testing during the hiring process of new employees.
Describe the differences between overt integrity tests and personality-based integrity tests, including when an organization would choose one over the other type.
Discuss the guidance the author provides in regards to fairness and adverse impact from integrity tests.
Garvey, M. J., Momsen, B., & Steinberg, H. (2016). Strategic Customer Service, Cultural Differences, & the Big 5 in Canada, China, Switzerland, Taiwan, and the United States. Allied Academies International Conference: Proceedings of the Academy of Strategic Management (ASM), 15(2), 32–36. Retrieved from
Compare and contrast what makes certain countries successful in customer service.
Discuss the masculinity index and how it is used in the hiring/selection process.
Examine the relationship between respect, power, and personality
The assignment should:
• Follow assignment directions (review grading rubric for best results).
• Use correct APA formatting per the current edition of the APA Publication Manual.
• Demonstrate college-level communication through the composition of original materials in Standard English.
• Be written in Standard English and be clear, specific, and error-free. If needed, be sure to use the Writing Center for help.
• Be a minimum of 10 pages (not including Title Page and Reference List).
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