Personality Research Form (PRF)

Assessment that encompasses and extends the Big Five model of personality

Assessment Description

The Personality Research Form (PRF) is an extensively researched and validated measure of normal personality. The PRF is designed to yield scores for personality traits relevant to the functioning of individuals in a wide variety of situations. Based to a large extent upon Murray’s framework for the description of personality, the PRF focuses on areas of normal functioning rather than psychopathology. The PRF is comprised of 352 true-false items and requires about 45 minutes to complete.

The PRF is well-suited for personnel selection in industrial and business settings as well for development and coaching.

What the PRF Measures

The PRF is comprised of 22 scales which measures the following dimensions:

  • Abasement
  • Achievement
  • Affiliation
  • Aggression
  • Autonomy
  • Change
  • Cognitive Structure
  • Defendence
  • Dominance
  • Endurance
  • Exhibition
  • Harm Avoidance
  • Impulsivity
  • Nurturance
  • Order
  • Play
  • Sentience
  • Social Recognition
  • Succorance
  • Understanding
  • Infrequency
  • Desirability

The PRF Report

The PRF Extended Report includes profiles for the 22 PRF Personality Scales as well as for 8 Vocational Preference Scales. Administrative indices and an interpretive paragraph making use of the Infrequency and Desirability scale are provided. Introductory text and scale descriptions are also included.

Personality Research Form and PRF are copyright 1964, 1974, 1984, and 1997 by Douglas N. Jackson, PhD

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