What Is The 16PF Personal Career Development Profile

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Clark, W. L., & Blackwell, T. L. (2007). 16PF (5th edition) Personal Career Development Profile: Test review. Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin, 50(4), 247-250. doi:10.1177/00343552070500040601 This article is a summary of the 16PF Personal Career Development Profile (PCDP), another version of the 16PF. The authors provide the nature of the tool, its application, and technical aspects (standards and reliability) thereof. The PCDP provides a report summarizing people’s career strengths based on elements of his/her personality; additionally it can determine which careers are most suitable for individuals. The PCPD can be used for career and personal counseling, employee and managerial development, and career transition training. The PCDP has…show more content…
He emphasizes that the 16PF has gone through different revisions that has led to significant improvements. Some of the most noteworthy adaptations that have been made in this assessment are the accommodation of disable populations: hearing impaired, and people with severe cognitive disabilities. The author also points out that this test is gender specific. Krug indicates some of the major strengths of the 16PF: (1) is easy to administer, (2) can be interpreted by the computer, and (3) can be taken both on-line and on site. On the other hand, the 16PF has its weaknesses, as for example, assessing people with major cognitive and affective disorders. The information seems credible due to the fact that appears in the Encyclopedia of Psychology, designed by the American Psychological Association in conjunction with Oxford University. All the aforementioned elements are of importance for my…show more content…
The author highlights that this tool was developed during World War II to be administered to the military soldiers. This test is used to classify individuals in 16 profiles of personality traits such as emotional stability, impulsivity and compliance. Additionally, the 16PF has second-ordered factors: extraversion, anxiety, and independence. This test is still word widely used by corporations and institutions to determine people’s compatibility for certain jobs according to their psychological features. This is a reference book for high school and college students who require accessible definitions and details of important psychological concepts. Each topic was appraised by a review board of professors, and scholars in the field of psychology. I plan to use this source for main elements of the 16PF not found in other
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