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  1. Referral question / reason for testing
  2. Assessment methods
  3. Background information
  4. Summary of test results
    1. International personality item pool of the NEO-IP
    2. Aggression inventory
    3. Self esteem rating scale
  5. Psychological impressions
  6. Conclusions and recommendations
  7. References

Sam Johnson was referred for assessment because he is applying for a position at Liberty University as a resident assistant. This is a demanding position, and Mr. Johnson was tested for personality characteristics conducive to succeeding as a resident assistant. Leadership skills, emotional stability, and social interaction skills are necessary for success in this type of a position. Sam Johnson is a 25-year-old Caucasian male who is married and resides in Southern California. He was born in Durban, South Africa, and immigrated with his family to Salt Lake City, Utah, at the age of fifteen. In South Africa, Sam experienced violence and an in-home invasion.

[...] He reports enjoying these interactions and feels a strength of his is problem solving within social situations. Summary of Test Results International Personality Item Pool of the NEO-IP: The IPIP-NEO is a self-assessment personality test based on the five-factor model of personality. The assessment measures the five domains of extraversion, agreeableness, conscientiousness, neuroticism, and openness to experience. Each domain is also divided into six sub-domains, which are scored individually on a scale of one to 100. Scores are percentile estimates compared with norms in the same age range. [...]

[...] Psychological Impressions Sam is a very pleasant person and has excellent social skills, maintaining good eye contact and using appropriate humor throughout his initial interview. He reports having many friends and enjoying social situations, which would be of advantage to him as a resident assistant. His multi-cultural background and life experiences would also be an asset for him in a leadership position. His IPIP-NEO scores support his self report of his social abilities, as he scored above average on all sub-domains of extraversion. [...]

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