Used for selection and development, and taking just 15 to 20 minutes required to complete, the BIP-6F is an economic alternative to the BIP.
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The BIP-6F is much more than a short version of the BIP -- it offers a self-rating with 48 items that, in contrast to the BIP, tap into six broad higher-order dimensions (Commitment, Discipline, Dominance, Stability, Cooperation and Social Competence). While 33 of the 48 items can also be found in the BIP, the other 15 were created through research specifically for this measure.In contrast to many other assessments of personality, the BIP-6F has a distinct professional focus. This is evident in two ways: firstly, only professionally-relevant personality traits are included; secondly all of the statements in the questionnaire are business-focused.
Behaviour and personality outside of work are not covered. The BIP-6F is frequently used in discussion and planning for an individual's professional development. The results can however be used more generally - for example for personal development.
While the BIP was developed deductively, the BIP-6F was constructed via factor analysis in an inductive way. The relationship of the 6 BIP-6F to the 14 BIP scales is analogous to that between the five NEO domains and their respective facets.
Qualification level required:
Test User Occupational: Personality, or equivalent. Please see our Test User Qualifications page for guidance
Online tests on HTS 5
Most of our online tests are available through the HTS 5 platform – click here for an overview. To access tests on HTS 5, you can choose between two options:
To get set up with an HTS 5 account, contact us by email, by phone on +44 (0)1865 797920 or you can purchase the tests directly on our website. We will then set up your account.
Account set up procedure
Once we have received your order, we set up the online HTS 5 account for you, add your test licenses and send you your login details by email. This may take up to one working day.
Test administration process
Once you have received your account login details, you will be able to set up your questionnaires and send them via email to your test takers. Once they complete their test, the report is automatically formulated on the portal, and ready to be downloaded as a pdf.
With your login details, you will receive a user manual for the HTS 5 platform, as well as tutorials explaining the process. Your Hogrefe customer support team is also available to assist you with the process and with any queries you might have.
Internal consistencies (Cronbach's Alpha) range from 0.63 to 0.87
UK Sample Size: 581 respondents; 262 men (45.1%) and 319 women (54.9%)
The BIP-6F is an untimed assessment, but has been approximated to take 15-20 minutes to administer.