Purpose: Provide an economic measure of work style and motivation
Time: Untimed (approx 15-20 minutes)
Used for selection and development, and taking just 15 to 20 minutes, the Business-focused Inventory of Personality 6 Factors (BIP-6F) is an economic alternative to the Business-Focused Inventory of Personality (BIP).
The BIP-6F offers a self-rating with 48 items that, in contrast to the BIP, taps into six broad higher-order dimensions:
While 33 of the 48 items can also be found in the BIP, the other 15 were created through research specifically for the BIP-6F. In contrast to many other assessments of personality, the BIP-6F has a distinct professional focus. This is evident in two ways: firstly, only professionally-relevant personality traits are included; secondly all of the statements in the questionnaire are business-focused.
Behaviour and personality outside of work are not covered. The BIP-6F is frequently used in discussion and planning for an individual’s professional development. The results can however be used more generally – for example for personal development.
While the BIP was developed deductively, the BIP-6F was constructed via factor analysis in an inductive way. The relationship of the 6 BIP-6F to the 14 BIP scales is analogous to that between the five NEO domains and their respective facets.
The HTS 5 online platform makes it possible to set up testing, manage multiple test takers, download results and offer remote testing easily.