These questionnaires investigate those aspects of work that hold most importance for you. They are designed to uncover your preferences in terms of work style, environment, desire for development, preferred level of responsibility etc.
The underlying notion is that employees will gain greater satisfaction if they are placed in a work situation that keeps them enthusiastic and motivated.
Typical characteristics of Motivation/Values questionnaires:
Using the following scale, circle the answer that is most true for you.
You are asked to give a presentation on a recent project that your University team has been working on:
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Alternatively you may encounter something like this:
Rate each of the following in terms of their importance to you in performing your work using the following scale:
Not at all important 1 2 3 4 5 Extremely important
Interest inventories are used to explore your level of interest in particular aspects of work or occupations, beliefs surrounding your work preferences and work-life. They are frequently utilised in Career Counselling and one or all of these tools may be used in selection and recruitment settings.
Characteristics of interest inventories:
Typically you are asked to rate or choose between some or all of the following: Occupations, activities, amusements, likes/dislikes, personal characteristics and work aspects.
Using the scale below please rate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statements.
(a) I would feel like a failure if I could not work in the field I was trained in.
(b) I would move to another state if I got a good job offer.
(c) The approval of others is important in my career choice.
(d) I am determined to learn new skills in order to get the job I want.
(e) There is a perfect job for every person.
Integrity tests are tests designed to measure honesty and trustworthiness. They typically examine an applicant's attitudes toward illicit behaviours, involvement in theft or other noxious activities. Integrity tests were widely used in the early 1990's but their use has proved controversial in pre-employment settings due to concerns related to their transparency and susceptibility to faking. Their widespread use as a selection tool is still quite limited in Australia.
Characteristics of Integrity Tests:
Using the scale below please rate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statements:
(a) I sometimes need to ignore minor rules in order to get the job done.
(b) If I were caught stealing I would justify it with a believable story.
(c) It is acceptable to make local phone calls from work but not long distance calls.
(d) Everyone takes small stationery items from the office at some time or another.
(e) A person who takes stationery or small disposable items from work without permission should lose their annual bonus.