ERIC Number: ED448400
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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Utilizing the Myers-Briggs Personality Inventory in Employee Assistance Program Workplace Seminars.
Aviles, Christopher B.
Social work educators are being called upon more often to deliver employee workplace seminars for community agencies on a variety of topics ranging from burnout and stress management to improving workplace communication and managing workplace conflicts. One tool that addresses workplace communication is the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). It is a personality inventory widely used in higher education and social work education because it emphasizes the positive aspects of personality instead of pathology. It has been utilized for personal, career, and marriage counseling; conflict and stress management; and team building. Social work educators use it to increase the self-awareness of social work students. The MBTI is a useful tool for social work educators to use in Employee Assistance Program workplace seminars because it offers a way to conceptualize employee preferences and strengths. Seminar participants regularly say the MBTI helped them identify and better understand workplace conflicts. This paper includes specifics about what the MBTI measures and information on access to testing. (JDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Myers Briggs Type Indicator