The Revised NEO Personality Inventory (NEO PI-R; Costa & McCrae, 1992a) is a questionnaire measure of 30 traits that define the comprehensive five-factor model (FFM) of personality. Data from police selection, college student, and Hispanic American samples illustrate the psychometric properties of the instrument. In vocational counseling, the NEO PI-R can supplement measures of vocational interests and abilities, especially by calling attention to the client's strengths and weaknesses in adjustment and motivation. Use of the NEO Job Profiler, a tool designed to help identify the personality requirements of different occupations, is illustrated in the police selection sample. Together, the NEO Job Profiler and NEO PI-R can help determine the optimal match between person and occupation.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Applied Psychology
- Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management