PSY-812 Interpreting Test Results Resource
Case #1: Industrial setting
Client: Jada Andrews – Female, age 32, African-American, single, college graduate
Setting: You are and organizational psychologist. Jada is applying for a sales job with Metro Consumer Telecon, a phone company specializing in low-cost cell phone plans with a range of features that can be customized. The Human Resources department gives the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI) to all of its sales candidates to help determine whether they will be successful in that role. Requirements of the job include frequent contact with customers, both face to face and by phone; communication with the customer to explain phone and plan features and options; and assistance with choosing a phone and phone plan to suit the customer’s needs and budget.
Your task is to review the test data available for the sales candidate, write a brief overview of Jada and her qualifications for the position, and make a recommendation regarding whether she is a viable candidate for the sales position. If not, suggest an alternative position if appropriate.
Test results: Myers-Briggs Type Inventory
Myers-Briggs Personality Type for Jada Andrews
ESFJ: Extraversion | Sensing | Feeling | Judging
Case #2: Educational setting
Client: Amrita Bahtti – Female, age 9:7, Indian, immigrated to US with family at age 4
Setting: You are a school psychologist for a large metropolitan school district. Amrita is a gregarious 4th grader tested near the end of the school year. Amrita’s parents have requested that she be placed in a new accelerated math track in in the upcoming school year to prepare her for a career in the sciences; they hope that Amrita will go to medical school and pursue a surgical specialty like her father. Your task is to use Amrita’s achievement test scores to make a recommendation to the principal and parents.
Test results: Kaufman Test of Educational Achievement, Third Edition (KTEA™-3) accessible at http://downloads.pearsonclinical.com/images/Assets/KTEA-III/KTEA-3-Score-Report.pdf.
Note: This is a sample report. Please disregard the identifying data and reason for referral given on the sample report and focus on the test results to address the scenario presented above.
Case #3: Clinical setting
Client: William Steiger – Male, Caucasian, age 32, married but separated, attorney, currently unemployed
Setting: You are a clinical psychologist in an outpatient mental health clinic associated with a major metropolitan hospital. William is being evaluated for marital counseling. He has reluctantly agreed to participate in marital therapy at his wife’s insistence after she threatened him with divorce. Your task is to review the data available for William and make a recommendation about whether he is likely to benefit from marital counseling.
Test results: Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI) accessible at http://www.pearsonclinical.co.uk/q-global/mmpi-2/sample-reports/mmpi-2-outpatient.pdf.