Hogan Personality Inventory Receives Stellar Review from The British Psychological Society

BPS logoThis press release was originally published on Business Wire on Monday, September 17.

The British Psychological Society (BPS) has completed a test review of the Hogan Personality Inventory (HPI), Hogan Assessments’ flagship assessment that describes normal personality. The 15-month process concluded with the HPI receiving perfect four-star ratings in the Documentation, Reports and User Experience categories.

“The Hogan Personality Inventory is a well-established personality measure, being one of the most well-known personality assessments globally,” according to the official report issued by the BPS. “There is a large amount of information provided by the developer/publisher, which is comprehensive and identifies the majority of the necessary information needed for a test user to evaluate the utility of the inventory.”

The HPI, originally authored and published in 1980 by Hogan Assessments’ founders,Drs. Robert and Joyce Hogan, was the first personality assessment specifically designed to predict business success. Today, the 206-item assessment is used by 70 percent of the Fortune 500 and is available in 56 countries and 47 languages. The favorable review completed by the BPS lends significant credibility to the accuracy, reliability and validity of the assessment.

“Having the British Psychological Society’s stamp of approval speaks to the quality of the Hogan Personality Inventory, further validating the decades of work we have put into this assessment,” Robert Hogan said. “We faced a lot of criticism from the scientific community when we first developed it, but we knew that our perseverance would pay off.”

In addition, the HPI received three-star ratings in the Validity, Norms, and Reliability categories, and was deemed by the BPS to be “a useful tool for use with working adult samples within the UK.”

“The standards by which the BPS measures assessment quality are world class,” Hogan said. “Quality has always been of the utmost importance to us, which is why we adhere to the ‘Kaizen’ approach of constantly improving our psychometrics.”