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Test Name: Morrisby Profile
Author of Original Test: J. R. Morrisby
Local test distributor / publisher: The Morrisby Organisation
Date of Current Review: 2003
Date of Publication of Current Review / Edition: 02 Mar 2006
Type of Test: General Ability
Verbal Ability
Numerical Ability
Spatial Ability
Non-verbal Ability
Perceptual Speed
Manual Skills/Dexterity
Personality - Trait
Main Area of Use: Educational
Work and Occupational
Counselling, Advice, Guidance, and Career Choice
Constructs Measured: Six ability tests, four personality measures and two manual dexterity measures.
Administration Mode: Interactive individual administration
Supervised Group administration
Response Mode: Paper and pencil
General Description of Test: The MP is a considerably revised version of the Morrisby Differential Test Battery (see MDTB review, 1989). It consists of six ability tests, four personality measures and two manual dexterity measures. The six ability tests include: the Compound Series Test (CST); three General Ability Tests (GAT) (Verbal, Numerical and Perceptual) (the last two reviewed separately in this book); the Shapes Test and the Mechanical Ability Test. The four 'personality' measures are derived from four speed tests (which produce what is called the 'modal' profile). Two other speed tests are used to produce the 'dexterity' profile. The ability tests may be used separately and the whole battery may be used either in its entirety as a selection and development measure or linked with an interest inventory and a computerised report to form the Morrisby Vocational Guidance Service (VGS). Although scores on the ability measures can be related to the general population through norms, vocational interpretations are based more strongly on the pattern of aptitudes shown.

Instrument Evaluation:

All sections are scored using the following rating system provided in the EFPA Test Review Form - Version 3.42 24/06/2010 Page 14.

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Characteristics Evaluation
Quality of Documentation
4.0 stars
Quality of Materials
4.0 stars
Norms and reference groups
4.0 stars
Construct validity
3.0 stars
Criterion-related validity
3.0 stars
Reliability-overall
4.0 stars

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