Unit 8 Assignment: Personality Case Assessment
For this week’s Assignment you will be creating a hypothetical case assessment involving a client with an issue that merits an adult (18 years – 70 years) personality assessment.
Write a minimum 10-page essay incorporating the following elements:
- Include the following demographic and personal information: fictional name, age, marital status, number of children, educational level, income level, and relevant medical history. Describe clearly the nature of the client’s presenting problem (e.g., consideration of inpatient substance abuse treatment, a candidate for successful completion of a behavior analysis/application program, or a patient with a psychiatric diagnosis, etc.).
- Explain the initial problem in sufficient detail to make clear your decisions regarding assessment.
Based on the above, answer the following questions in essay format:
- What would be the most appropriate instrument in personality assessment for evaluating the primary presenting problem?
- What are the strengths regarding what this instrument can tell us about the client?
- Why is this the most appropriate instrument? (Be sure to include appropriate reference to source materials.)
- What are the limitations of what this instrument can tell us about the client?
- Discuss some of the concerns or issues that might arise in a workplace setting with an individual that has this personality disorder. Elaborate on how this disorder could affect the workplace culture/climate in regards to behavior, interpersonal and group interactions, and productivity.
- In your discussion of the assessment process, including administration and interpretation, consider professional competencies that reflect the professional characteristics, culture of a given work setting and how these practices are essential to an effective multicultural competency environment.
Along with the text, and the three articles listed below, locate an additional two peer-reviewed journal articles. (7 total references)
Note: Find a test measuring a construct in your area of interest; do not purchase a review of any test. You will use the websites to look up the name and brief description of a test and then conduct further research on your own about this test.
Read the following articles which are accessible through the following Library links:
Meinert, D. (2015). Heads Up! HR Magazine, 60(5), 88. Retrieved from https://search-ebscohost-com.libauth.purdueglobal.edu/login.aspx?direct=true&db=f5h&AN=103076489&site=eds-live
Fine, S. (2013). Practical guidelines for implementing pre-employment integrity tests. Public Personnel Management, 42(2), 281-292. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com.libauth.purdueglobal.edu/login.aspx?direct=true&db=bth&AN=88923808&site=eds-live
Discuss the following in essay format: Address the purpose of pre-employment integrity testing.
- Describe the primary purpose many organizations include integrity testing during the hiring process of new employees.
- Describe the differences between overt integrity tests and personality-based integrity tests, including when an organization would choose one over the other type.
- Discuss the guidance the author provides in regards to fairness and adverse impact from integrity tests.
Garvey, M. J., Momsen, B., & Steinberg, H. (2016). Strategic Customer Service, Cultural Differences, & the Big 5 in Canada, China, Switzerland, Taiwan, and the United States. Allied Academies International Conference: Proceedings of the Academy of Strategic Management (ASM), 15(2), 32–36. Retrieved from https://search-ebscohost-com.libauth.purdueglobal.edu/login.aspx?direct=true&db=bth&AN=120015226&site=eds-live
- Compare and contrast what makes certain countries successful in customer service.
- Discuss the masculinity index and how it is used in the hiring/selection process.
- Examine the relationship between respect, power, and personality
The personality test is extensively used in various areas such as in hospitals, schools, the military, and the workplace/organization. Pertinent information about a person is provided by conducting personality test, and it can be used in various ways, for example, by employers to find qualified and appropriate employees to fill up various positions (Schall et al., 2010). At the same time, the personality test allows individuals to determine and understand their attributes. The designs for personality test comprises numerous dimensions within the personality of a person, and that some features or items should be taken into consideration when evaluating their personality test results. For instance, a person may answer a question based on their emotions or how they feel, especially at the time when they are not in their normal states. In this case, the ambiguity of the answer an individual provides could provide an accurate result of his/her personality (Scott et al., 2017). Personality tests and assessments focus on specific areas of a person, while relating to their respective personality characteristics, and determining the implication of individual features making up a person as a whole. This essay focus on a hypothetical personality care assessment, with an emphasis on a patient diagnosed with neurodevelopmental disorder.
Part One: Demographics and Personal Information
Howard is a 20-year-old male diagnosed with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) since the age of 14. He is slow to socialize and does not have friends, and he tends to hang out alone. Howard admitted to having never had any romantic relationship, and whenever he attempts to make friends, he often ended up deterring them from raising their voices. Howard graduated with a diploma, and he currently works for a program with individuals with developmental disorders, specializing in autistic individuals. Sometimes Howard packs up boxes for a local organization, and most of the times, he is disrupted because of his inability to stay focused, and his aggressive behavior. Howard prefers repetitive routine as he is used to, and he lives at home with his parents in an affluent neighborhood. He is also the only child, and his condition has led to his mother battling depression and anxiety for a long time. Howard’s mother admits that he fears that he might have transferred her depression and anxiety to her only son. Even after going through an ABA (Applied Behavioral Analysis) therapy when he was 14 years old, Howard’s aggressive behaviors and tendencies have remained steady and consistent throughout the process of treatment. Howard’s behavioral attributes are characterized by hitting/kicking, removing his clothes, and self-inflicted injuries. The absence of his father most of the times means his father is afraid of what Howard would do next. In this case, because of Howard growing gradually into adulthood with no significant changes made on his situation, in addition to the ineffectiveness of the ABA therapy, his situation would get worse in the future. The advice given to his parents is seeking other alternatives…