Office Politics - Assessments

The assessments in this section are listed below. Before completing any of these assessments, please read the following.

1. By clicking on any of the "Assessment Links" (titles) you indicate you have read and understand the material in the "Assessment Guidelines" and "Disclaimer" sections.

2. Assessments are grouped with other assessments for research purposes. The introduction section (below) for each assessment will tell you which assessments are grouped and what kinds of results you will receive. Most (but not all) assessments provide both numerical and textual results along with references for further study. Most of the assessments also will present results from another group so that you may compare your results.

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What is the Personality of the Office Politician?

Assessment Purpose: This assessment provides you the opportunity to evaluate the personality of someone whom you consider to be an office politician.

Number of Questions: The assessment task contains 28 questions. There also are six questions related to your sex, work status and so on.

Time to Complete: Less than 5 minutes.

Results: You will receive five scores related to your evaluation of this person's personality and your results will be compared to those from a prior study.  You also will receive a discussion relating personality to office politics.


Rate Your Political Skill

Assessment Purpose: This assessment provides you the opportunity to evaluate your perception of your political skills in the workplace. The assessment also contains questions related to self-esteem.

Number of Questions: The assessment consists of 32 questions. There also are 6 questions related to your sex, work status and so on.

Time to Complete: Less than 5 minutes.

Results: You will receive a total score for the political skill assessment as well as 4 scores on sub-scales. You also will receive a score on the self-esteem scale. You also may compare your results with results from other samples.

 

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