+27(0) 11 781 3705/6/7

Sign up for a JVR Online portal

Basic Traits Inventory (BTI) logo
Go back to catalogue

Basic Traits Inventory (BTI)

Work | Educational | Career Assessments | Personality | Academic Functioning | Administrative Roles | Screening | Safety

The Basic Traits Inventory(BTI) is an easy to use, easy to understand personality inventory that has been developed in South Africa in order to assess the Big Five factors of personality.


ASSESSMENT SCALES

The BTI includes the following scales:

  • Openness to Experience: Aesthetics, Ideas, Actions, Values and Imagination
  • Conscientiousness: Effort, Order, Prudence, Self-Discipline and Dutifulness
  • Extraversion: Ascendance, Gregariousness, Excitement-Seeking, Liveliness and Positive Affectivity
  • Agreeableness: Straightforwardness, Compliance, Tender-mindedness, Prosocial Tendencies and Modesty
  • Neuroticism: Depression, Anxiety, Affective Instability and Self-Consciousness


AREAS OF APPLICATION

The BTI can be used for the following purposes:

  • Careercounselling
  • Recruitment and selection
  • Individual development and counselling
  • Research


REPORT OPTIONS

The following software reports are available:

  • BTI Individual Profile Report: This report provides T-Scores and Stanines onfactors and facets, as well as descriptions of all scales.
  • BTI Competency Report: Thisreport provides competency scores derived fromthe BTI scales.
  • BTI Package: This includes the Individual Profile Report and Competency Report


SOUTH AFRICAN RESEARCH

The BTI is a South African-developed product.   Professionals can choose between using General, Police,  Student or Adolescent norms.  It has been well-researched in the South African context and has been demonstrated to work effectively across cultures and language groups.   Research on the relationship between  the BTI scales and  emotional intelligence competencies, perceived career barriers, team culture, individualism and collectivism, willingness to attend HIV counselling, anger expression and driver safety in the South African context is available.

Basic info

Training

None

Age range

Individuals 14 years and older

Administration time

30 - 40 minutes (193 items)

Comparison group

SA Norms

Language availability

English and Afrikaans

Scoring options

JvR Online/Data Capturing by Client Services

Integrated report options

YES

Additional info

open in a new tab HPCSA Certificate (PDF)

© 2022 JvR Psychometrics. All rights reserved.

Related products

MAS Numerical

MAS Numerical

Read more
Campbell Interest and Skill Survey (CISS)

Campbell Interest and Skill Survey (CISS)

Read more
Children's Assessment of Participation and Enjoyment & Preferences for Activities of Children (CAPE/PAC)

Children's Assessment of Participation and Enjoyment & Preferences for Activities of Children (CAPE/PAC)

Read more
Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory®- 3 (MMPI®-3)

Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory®- 3 (MMPI®-3)

Read more