The newly updated MIPS Revised test helps address the need for a theoretically grounded instrument that may be administered by a broad range of professionals, including human resource specialists, social work and career counsellors and private practice clinicians.
Addresses Key Dimensions of Normal Personalities
While brief to administer, the MIPS Revised test provides a comprehensive, up-to-date evaluation that surpasses the scope of many other normal personality assessments. The MIPS Revised instrument addresses three key dimensions of normal personalities:
- Motivating Styles, which helps to assess the person's emotional style in dealing with his/her environment;
- Thinking Styles, which helps to examine the person's mode of cognitive processing; and
- Behaving Styles, which helps to assess the person's way of interrelating with others.
This widely useful test offers a convenient tool to help professionals assist ostensibly normally functioning adults who may be experiencing difficulties in work, family or social relationships. It may also be helpful in career counseling or employment settings.
In addition, the test's Clinical Index is useful in helping to screen for the possible presence of mental disorders in persons who present as normal.
How to Use This Test
The MIPS Revised test has proven useful in a variety settings, including:
- Employee selection, as a pre-offer screening tool
- Employee assistance programs
- Leadership and employee development programs
- Career planning for high school and college students
- As part of the curriculum for college courses in psychological testing
- Relationship, premarital, and marriage counseling
- Individual counselling
- Developed by Dr. Millon in 1994 and revised in 2003, the MIPS Revised test has strong theoretical and practical backing.
- Scale names and the profile display have been updated to provide administrators with better information for interpreting test results.
- With only 180 true/false items, the test can be completed in less than 30 minutes on average.
- While clinically and theoretically grounded, the MIPS Revised test does not require administration by an advanced-degreed professional.
1A - Pleasure-Enhancing
1B - Pain-Avoiding
2A - Actively Modifying
2B - Passively Accommodating
3A - Self-Indulging
3B - Other-Nurturing
4A - Externally Focused
4B - Internally Focused
5A - Realistic/Sensing
5B - Imaginative/Intuiting
6A - Thought-Guided
6B - Feeling-Guided
7A - Conservation-Seeking
7B - Innovation-Seeking
8A - Asocial/Withdrawing
8B - Gregarious/Outgoing
9A - Anxious/Hesitating
9B - Confident/Asserting
10A - Unconventional/Dissenting
10B - Dutiful/Conforming
11A - Submissive/Yielding
11B - Dominant/Controlling
12A - Dissatisfied/Complaining
12B - Cooperative/Agreeing
The MIPS Revised test offers separate norms for adults and college students, and for both separate and combined genders.
The adult sample consisted of 1,000 individuals (500 females, 500 males) between the ages of 18 and 65, stratified according to the U.S. population by age, race/ethnicity, and education level.
The college sample consisted of 1,600 students (800 males, 800 females), selected from 14 colleges and universities to be representative of a college student population in terms of ethnicity, age, year in school, major area of study, region of the county and type of institution.
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