Contemporary Psychological Assessment & Development Across Australian & New Zealand

Values and Motives Inventory

The VMI profiles the candidate’s motivating forces to determine where they are likely to gain the most satisfaction and make the greatest contribution in the workplace.

The VMI uses 12 determinants of behaviour at work:

  • Altruism
  • Affection
  • Affiliation
  • Achievement
  • Economic Status
  • Security/Safety
  • Aesthetics
  • Moral Values
  • Traditional Values
  • Independence
  • Ethical Values

 Using these scales, the report summarises the candidate’s values and motives into three areas:

  • Interpersonal – values which influence an individual’s approach to relationships with others
  • Extrinsic – values which influence behaviour in the workplace
  • Intrinsic – values relating to personal beliefs and attitudes which guide an individual’s approach to everyday problems

The report also includes a short summary of situations that may motivate or de-motivate the candidate. The VMI would be a useful tool to assess cultural fit in the recruitment/selection process, guide the designing of effective and engaging incentive programs, or lay the foundation for tailored career development and counselling sessions.


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