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    Psychological Testing for Personality Types; A Research Proposal

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    This 16 page paper is an example of a research proposal. In this case the research proposal concerns the testing of the Five Factor Model of personality testing against the 'California Psychological Inventory (CPI). The paper looks at the construct and theory behind the model and then goes on to a brief literary review before proposing a research study. The final part of the paper looks at the strengths and weaknesses of the proposal. The bibliography cites 20 sources.

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    identified as factors influence the way a person is treated and interacts with others. However, there are many other aspects of interpersonal interaction regardless of whether this is on  an individual or group basis taking place in a social or workplace environment. The most influential factor will often not be the initial perceptions of those around the individual being  considered, but their personality, whether they are dominant and self sufficient, or laid back and relaxed will effect they way they present themselves to others, and in turn the way  in which they are perceived. The importance of personality testing in the work environment was recognised as a good indicator for recognising or  confirms set personal capabilities such as leadership or the ability to work in a team. Employers have utilised these tests for years with mixed results as the interpretation of the  tests is equally if not more so important that the questions asked. It has long been recognised that testing may indicate the suitability of certain individuals for certain jobs (Rubin  et al, 1975). In recent years there has been an increased awareness of personality testing and use of the Five Factor Model, also  known as the NEO Personality Inventory. This was put forward by Costa and McCrae (1985). This is a measure of five personality traits whose combination can be interpreted to indicate  the leadership, as well as other traits, of the individual (McCrea, 1992). To undertake this study the time and costs would be  variable on the scale and target of the study. In this case we will assume the target of the study is to verify the accuracy of the model. To do 

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