Personal Skills Map – Long Version (PSM)
|General Information on the Measure|
|Purpose of the measure||
The Personal Skills Map (PSM) is designed for individuals to self-assess key personal, interpersonal, life, and career skills essential to performance, healthy relationships, personal productivity, career success, and health. The PSM can be used in human resource development and education programs, consultation, training in business and industry, management development, and self-directed learning.
|Main constructs measured||
Interpersonal competencies; intrapersonal competencies
|Applicable grade levels||
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|Year originally developed||
|Method of administration||
|Number of items||
Three-point Likert-type scale
No information is available in the references reviewed.
|Fee for use||Fee charged by developer|
|Credentials required for administration||
|Overall score reporting||
The overall score is reported.
There are 14 subscores:
The measure is automatically calculated online.
Norm-referenced scores (percentile ranks) are available in the score reports.
|Evidence of Technical Quality|
|Populations for which technical quality evidence has been collected||
There are several samples, including a random adult sample (N=1400), used for establishing scale norms, a sample of youth ages 13-18 (N-1517) for establishing scale norms for the adolescent version of the PSM, and three research samples. These include a group of doctoral and masters level professionals working as psychologists, social psychotherapists, human development educators, marriage and family counselors, and college counselors (N=100); persons voluntarily seeking counseling and psychotherapy services from out-patient treatment facilities (N=122); and an undergraduate college student sample N=24) (Oakwood Solutions, 2019).
The test-retest reliability was estimated by having the same undergraduate college student complete the PSM twice (with a lag of one week). The test-retest reliability of the scale scores ranged from 0.64 on the Empathy scale to 0.94 on the Sales Orientation scale (Oakwood Solutions, 2019).
|Locating the Measure|
|Obtaining a copy of the measure||conovercompany.com|
Cattell, R. B. "Validation and intensification of the sixteen personality factor questionnaire," Journal of Clinical Psychology, Vol. 12, No. 3, 1956, pp. 205–214.
Edwards, A. L. "Edwards Personal Preference Schedule manual," Psychological Corporation, 1959.
Hathaway, S. R., & McKinley, J. C. "The Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory manual," Psychological Corporation, 1983.
"The Personal Skills Map Research Manual," Oakwood Solutions, 2019.
Shostrom, E. L, "An inventory for the measurement of self-actualization," Manual for the Personal Orientation Inventory (POI), Educational and Industrial Testing Service, 1962.
Measure summary updated July 8, 2019.