WKP. MULTIDIMENTIONAL PREFERENCE QUESTIONNAIRE

Authors:
Anna Matczak, Aleksandra Jaworowska, Anna Ciechanowicz, Ewa Zalewska, Joanna Stańczak (2006)
Age:
Junior high school and high school students, adults.
Procedure:
Group and individual administration; no time limit, approx. 20 minutes.
Test users:
Psychologists, pedagogues, career counselors (psychology or teaching diploma required or a statement of work as a career counselor).

The questionnaire enables to diagnose preferences in job characteristics and work conditions. It generates a list of jobs, both preferred and not advised.

DESCRIPTION: The questionnaire consists of 133 statements covering seven groups of interests in job types (Language, Mathematical-Logical, Practical-Technical, Practical-Aesthetical, Tutelary-Service, Managing-Organizing, and Biological Interests) as well as preferred work conditions: planning/improvising and high/low level of stimulation at work. Subjects rate the applicability of the statements on a five-point scale.

RELIABILITY: High internal consistency coefficients.

VALIDITY: Proved on a basis of factor analysis, intra-group comparisons (women and men, several job groups), correlations with other tools for measuring job interests.

NORMS: For junior high school and high school students, adults.

APPLICATIONS: Results of the questionnaire can be helpful in choosing learning and training path, career, taking decisions about retraining and so on.

Note! You can also purchase a computerized version of WKP and a program to calculate the results.     

MATERIALS:
•    Kit (manual, 25 test sheets, key)
•    Manual
•    Test sheets (25 copies)
•    Key

Please note: All of our tests are published in Polish. There are not available other language versions of our tools.

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