What is The PAIRIN Survey?
A self-report instrument that provides comprehensive results on soft skills and mindsets, The PAIRIN Survey measures the most critical indicators of long-term job success. Knowing the traditional measures such as grade point average, level of education and special skills are not adequate predictors of an individual’s capacity for succeeding in a role, the survey provides scores that map to targeted ranges for specified jobs. This provides a reliable prediction of a respondent’s likelihood of successful job performance.
How was the survey developed?
The PAIRIN Survey is based on the Gough Adjective Checklist, which has been used in psychological research since 1949. Over the past 17 years, PAIRIN psychologists have successfully replicated all major noncognitive measures.
How was the survey designed?
The PAIRIN Survey is designed to give the most accurate results and incorporates the following two features.
- Low Fake-ability: PAIRIN is resistant to socially desirable responding. Our algorithms are complex and varied, with the average attribute being comprised of forty-three adjective scores. Because of this, it is virtually impossible to "game" the survey.
- Low Reference Bias: All attributes are answered on a binary scale (yes or no) instead of a Likert scale (rating 1-5 or other range). This results in a low reference bias for each adjective. Each individual's idea of what "responsible" or "hard-working" is going to be different if on a sliding scale, but that variance is much reduced if the question is instead "Are you responsible, yes or no?".
What does the survey measure?
Measuring over 100 attributes related to personal and professional soft skills, including attributes such as initiative, problem solving, critical thinking, creativity, productivity, grit and interpersonal skills.
How is the survey administered?
The PAIRIN Survey can be taken proctored or unproctored from any location with Internet access and is available on any device including desktops, tablets and mobile. For accessibility, audio and definitions are available, and the survey is available in seven different languages.
Are there different versions of the PAIRIN Survey?
The PAIRIN Survey is always a 300 word adjective checklist, we do have two different ways the survey is administered:list and card. Our customers can select which version they would like to administer based on their population. The list version is recommended for adult populations and takes 8 minutes on average to complete. The card version is recommended for youth and more at-risk populations, it takes 18 minutes on average to complete.