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Aptitude Tests: Limitations of Aptitude Tests

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Limitations of Aptitude Tests

  • Does not measure all factors important for success
  • Weight attached to different factors may differ
  • Many not have high validity
  • Suffer from the problem of definition

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Measurement of Personality: Sensation Seeking Scale by Zuckerman

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Measurement refers to assignment of numerical values to attributes or objects according to certain rules. It is generally used for measurement of personality traits but also for evaluation of personality in general. Personality assessment is important for

  • Personnel selection
  • Diagnosis and assessment
  • Research purposes

Sensation Seeking Scale by Zuckerman

It is a most common psychological instrument for measuring sensation seeking. Zuckerman created the scale with th

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Measurement of Personality: Techniques of Personality Measurement

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Techniques of Personality Measurement

  • Subjective Techniques
  • Interview: Refer to interview in topic list.
  • Observation: Refer to observation in topic list.
  • Case history: Refer case study in topic list.
  • Situational test: Refer to questionnaire in topic list.
  • Studying biography
  • Studying autobiography
  • Studying diary and letter writing
  • Open-ended questionnaire: Refer to questionnaire in topic list.
  • Objective Techniques
  • Inventories: Refer self-report inventories in topic list.
  • Rating scales: Refer to rating scales in topic list.
  • Closed ended questionnaire: Refer to questionnaire in topic list.
  • Projective Techniques: Refer to projective techniques in topic list.
  • Sociometry: Refer to questionnaire in topic list.

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