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B Bhattacharya | M.SC applied Psychology a...

28th of April 2020 | 6 Likes

Career assessment is based on a scientific basis of using psychometric tests. So what is a psychometric test ?  A psychometric test is a standardised test which includes series of questions intending to understand a candidates s suitabaility for a particular career.

So different psychometric tests are there which are used for career assessment. To assess the personality of a candidate, tests like Meyers Brigg Type indicator,Big 5 theory, 16 PF theory ,Jung s 8 personality type are used .Similarly to understand the interest of a candidate Hollands 6 occupational theme is used.To understand the learning style, Flemming Vark theory and Goleman s 5 element is used to understand the EQ/ EI of the candidate.

There are other different psychometric tests which are used to understand the skills and abilities of a candidate . Here Howard Gardner multiple intelligence tests, DBDA (David s Battery of Differential Ability) and DAT(Differntial Aptitude test) are used for career assessment.

Generally the career assessments are based on these scientific and standardized tests as these  gives a clear and measureable data to determine a candidates suitablity for a particular career path.


Different type of psychometric theories used in career assessment

Most of test theory (psychometrics) derives from one of three conceptual and associated statistical models: (a) classical test theory, derived from factor analysis; (b) generalizability theory, derived from the analysis of variance; (c) item response models, derived from latent trait theory.

Psychometric  Career Assessment depends upon the Career Psychometric and Skills & Abilities Assessment based on MBTI and Holland Personality type.

Career Psychometrics are :-

1)      Career Personality

2)      Career Interest

3)      Career Values

Skills & Abilities Assessments are :-

1)      Verbal

2)      Numerical

3)      Logical

4)      Social

5)      Clerical

6)      Visualization

7)      Mechanical

8)      Leadership

9)     Memorization


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