A Critical Analysis Of The Neo Pi R Essay

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A Critical Analysis: The Revised NEO Personality Inventory The NEO-PI-R is a standard questionnaire that is a general measure of personality based upon the five factor model of personality (Piedmont, 2001; PAR, n.d). It systematically measures emotional, interpersonal, experiential, attitudinal, and motivational styles, which is used as a resource for a wide variety of professionals (Costa & McCrae, 1992; PAR, n.d). It measures ‘normal personality traits’ by using the five domains of personality (Neuroticism, Extraversion Openness, Agreeableness, and Conscientiousness) and the six facets for each (PAR, n.d).
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Test Background and Costs The NEO-PI-R (Neuroticism Extraversion Openness Personality Inventory- Revised) was published in 1992 by Paul T. Costa Jr., PhD and Robert R. McCrae, PhD under the Psychological Assessment Resources (Costa & McCrae, 1992). This edition mimicked the 1978 edition of the NEO-PI (Piedmont, 2001). The NEO-PI-R is a personality inventory which uses the well-recognized five domains of personality and their thirty facets to increase the specificity and accuracy of the results (Costa & McCrae, 1992). The NEO-PI-R can be administered individually or in groups, and is essentially a self-administered test (Costa & McCrae, 1992). Originally, the NEO-PI-R costs were $25.00 per pack of 10 booklets and answer sheets, $21.00 per pack of 25 for hand scoring sheets, $21.00 per pack of 25 for adult (Forms S and R) as well as the College…

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