Date of Award
College of Liberal Arts
Type of Degree
Christopher W. LeGrow
Helen E. Linkey
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.
Mental health personnel – Selection and appointment.
Fisher, Patrick Y., "The Gordon Personal Profile-Inventory as a selection instrument" (1997). Theses, Dissertations and Capstones. 1618.