The 16PF+ Psychometric Testing Instrument

16pf® Sixth Edition

Backed by 70+ years of psychometric science, this single assessment unlocks a variety of application-specific reports designed to measure 16 Primary personality factors and five Global factors that predict on-the-job success.

Science with a proven history meets powerful modern technology.

Delivered exclusively on PSI’s industry-leading talent management platform, the new 16pf® Sixth Edition combines over 70 years of psychometric assessment science with innovative cloud testing technology to create an engaging candidate experience and empower global businesses with the right data to make better human capital decisions.

Trusted for reliable science. Enhanced by advanced technology.

Already one of the most widely-used, highly-reliable assessments, the 16pf® Sixth Edition leverages the latest in emerging technologies and data science to enhance the user experience and insight accuracy with a mobile-friendly assessment, secure global cloud-based delivery, and the implementation of Computer Adaptive Testing (CAT).

Now better than ever, the PSI 16pf® helps hiring managers:

  • Understand a candidate’s behaviour patterns through personality traits
  • Identify key personality characteristics that contribute to on-the-job success
  • Provide clear insights into a candidate’s expected performance
  • Create a legally defensible hiring process
  • Recognise a candidate’s potential for leadership and preferred leadership style
  • Conduct interviews and create employee development plans, based upon individualised assessment results

Build your perfect talent solution.

Through our versatile assessment platform, the 16pf® can easily be combined with other assessments we offer or integrated with any number of our innovative HR tools such as video interviewing, True-to-Life™ situational judgement tests, and virtual desktop simulations to create a holistic solution for your organisation’s specific needs.

Assessment details

  • Measures 25 work-related competencies across 16 primary factors and 5 Global factors used to predict on-the-job success
  • 155 multiple-choice personality items
  • 10-20 deductive reasoning items delivered via computer adaptive testing (CAT)
  • 20-30 minute approximate time to complete assessment
  • Normed on a stratified random sample of more than 2,528 adults based upon the 2015 American Community Survey published by the U.S. Census.
  • Instrument Language: English – US, UK, AUS*
  • Report Language: English – US Only*

*Additional languages are available.

We have multiple approved psychometric testing instruments and British Psychological Society Qualified Psychometricians. We can accommodate small one-off testing or larger batch or group testing

All of our tests are registered and not available off the shelf unless administered by a qualified administrator.

Psychological tests are used in all walks of life to assess ability, personality and behaviour. A test can be used as part of the selection process for job interview or to assess children in schools. Tests may be used to assess people with mental health issues or offenders in prisons, and are also used in the National Health Service.

To ensure that professionals using tests are appropriately qualified, the BPS has developed qualification standards defining the knowledge and skills that should be held by anybody using a psychological test.

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