Personality Research Form (PRF)
Evaluative Personality Traits to Normal Functioning
Douglas N. Jackson, Ph.D.
The PRF is one of the most highly-regarded measures of normal range personality available. It is also one of the most highly cited psychological assessments, having been referenced over 1500 times in research literature. Items were carefully selected on the basis of simplicity of wording, content saturation, and inter-scale independence through the use of an algorithm for minimum redundancy item analysis.
Psychologists have used the PRF in such areas as study assertiveness training, consumer behaviour, decision making, emotional development, employee attitudes, job performance, industrial accidents, leadership style and risk taking. Norms are available for adolescent and various adult populations, including college students, psychiatric inpatients, and criminal offenders. Test-retest reliabilities have ranged between .80 and .96 (median = .91).
The PRF can be used in career and personal counselling, personnel selection and placement, leadership development, research, and any other application requiring accurate personality assessment including the following personality factors:.