ERIC Number: ED366119
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Mar
Work Temperament Inventory and Manual.
Bolton, Brian; Brookings, Jeffrey
This manual is a guide to the Work Temperament Inventory (WTI), a self-report measure of 12 work temperaments that were originally identified and defined by the U.S. Department of Labor. The WTI consists of 134 items requiring a simple "like" or "dislike" response and a reading level of seventh grade. It can be completed in 15 to 20 minutes using a consumable booklet or direct input to the WTI Computer Report. The validity of the WTI is supported by the original developmental analysis, the factor analytic structure of the 12 temperaments, convergent and divergent relationships with measured occupational interests, and the differential temperamental requirements of 91 worker trait groups. The WTI Computer Report generates a normative profile on the 12 work temperament scales and then lists up to 12 worker trait groups for which the respondent is temperamentally suited. Extensive appendices include instructions for using the WTI Report, a description of the WTI computer program, worker trait group codes, sample descriptions of worker trait groups, critical temperaments for worker trait groups, WTI scale descriptions with examples, the WTI scoring key, WTI norm translations, demographic characteristics of the normative sample, and interest inventory scales. The WTI itself is attached. (Contains 11 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Adults, Career Choice, Computer Assisted Testing, Personality Traits, Profiles, Psychological Characteristics, Rating Scales, Secondary Education, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Test Construction, Test Validity, Vocational Evaluation, Vocational Interests, Vocational Rehabilitation
Department of Rehabilitation and Research, Arkansas Research and Training Center in Vocational Rehabilitation, Post Office Box 1358, Hot Springs, AR 71902 (WTI computer report is available in BASIC on a floppy disk).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Arkansas Univ., Fayetteville. Research and Training Center in Vocational Rehabilitation.