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Management Development Questionnaire - Revised (MDQ-R)

Allan Cameron

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* Please note that HTS 5 tests are available for self-administration or with Hogrefe’s Administration Service


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The MDQ-R assesses the management, leadership and emotional intelligence competencies that are essential to success across organisational levels.

Suitable for

The MDQ-R can be applied in recruitment, selection, promotion, and development across all organisational levels. It is aimed at current and potential future leaders, and designed to help test takers develop and improve by providing a picture of their relative strengths and areas for development.

Product Description

Now available on the Hogrefe Testsystem (HTS), the MDQ-R is a self-report personality measure that explores both management and leadership capabilities, as well as the emotional intelligence competencies that underpin effectiveness in each. An impression management scale is also included. Results can be combined to provide an overall profile of a test taker's strengths and areas for development and can also be broken down from the perspective of management vs. leadership:

The management competency scales measure the capabilities required to administer processes and systems efficiently and deliver products and services reliably.

The leadership competency scales measure the capabilities needed to lead major change successfully and take an organisation into the future.

Competencies measured by the MDQ-R

The MDQ-R framework assesses 20 individual competencies across seven higher-order competency factors. Three of these factors are elements of management, and three are elements of leadership. The emotional intelligence competencies underpin both management and leadership effectiveness.

The MDQ-R's competency factors:

  • Connecting and Motivating
  • Adapting and Delivering
  • Supporting and Developing
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Analysing and Deciding
  • Creating and Communicating
  • Planning and Financing

The questionnaire comprises 168 short behavioural statements that the test taker must rate on a scale. A new and improved report then provides a substantial foundation for development conversations and includes practical features for encouraging real change.

Qualification level required:

Test User Occupational: Personality, or equivalent. Please see our Test User Qualifications page for guidance.

Online tests on HTS

Most of our online tests are available through the HTS platform – click here for an overview. To access tests on HTS, you can choose between two options:

  • Test with Hogrefe Administration Service (fixed price: cost of test + £40 admin fee + VAT) whereby Hogrefe manage the test administration process (set up link, download reports)
  • Self-administration (tiered prices) – whereby you have your own HTS account and manage the test administration process, allowing you access to discounted pricing based on the quantity of reports purchased.

To get set up with an HTS 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 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 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.


The assessment is untimed and takes approximately 20 minutes to complete.


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