Persons, Places, and Personality: Career Assessment Using the Revised NEO Personality Inventory

Paul T. Costa, Robert R. Mccrae, Gary G. Kay

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)123-139
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Career Assessment
Volume3
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1995
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Psychology
  • Psychology(all)
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management

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