Making the most of psychometric profiles – effective integration into the coaching process

McDowall, A. & Kurtz, R. (2007). Making the most of psychometric profiles – effective integration into the coaching process. International Coaching Psychology Review, 2(3), pp. 299-309.

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Abstract

This practical paper is based on a skills session as delivered at the first International Coaching Psychology Conference held in 2006. It commences by discussing the use of psychometrics in general by emphasising the four psychometric principles as hallmarks of a good test; and outlining some of the advantages and potential limitations of psychometrics. In this paper a contemporary instrument, the Saville Consulting Wave® is introduced and its application is discussed in relation to coaching, with particular reference to a performance coaching context at work. It is concluded that no psychometric test is a panacea for each and every situation, but that skilful use greatly enhances the coaching process.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is a pre-publication version of the following article: McDowall, A & Kurtz, R (2007). Making the most of psychometric profiles – effective integration into the coaching process. International Coaching Psychology Review, 2(3), pp. 299-309
Uncontrolled Keywords: Psychometrics, reliability, validity, freedom from bias, standardisation, objectivity, test user, test taker, Wave TM, Five Factor Model of Personality, Great Eight Competencies, competency at work.
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: School of Social Sciences > Department of Psychology
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/4871

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