Date of Award


Degree Name



College of Liberal Arts

Type of Degree


Document Type


First Advisor

Christopher W. LeGrow

Second Advisor

Helen E. Linkey

Third Advisor

Stuart Thomas

Fourth Advisor

Leonard J. Deutsch


The present study was designed to investigate the effectiveness of the Gordon Personal Profile Inventory (GPP-I) selection instrument in predicting success of applicants at a behavioral health center. Case managers (N = 47; 15 = males, 32 = females) served as subjects and completed the GPP-I. Each subject had a total of nine personality scale scores. The scales were Ascendancy, Responsibility, Emotional Stability, Sociability, Cautiousness, Original Thinking, Personal Relations, Vigor, and Self-Esteem. Each scale score was converted into a percentile score and correlated with the subject’s most recent performance evaluation score. Based upon results of correlation and regression analyses it was revealed that 31% of the variance in performance was accounted for by the 9 GPP-I scales, age, and tenure and it was therefore recommended that the behavioral health agency not adopt the GPP-I as a selection instrument when screening candidates for case management positions.


Personality tests.

Mental health personnel – Selection and appointment.