The DSP is a composite test to assess and predict the effective and successful rendering of services in the domestic domain which is typically associated with providing in the needs of house-keeping, cleaning, maintenance, child and people care and in the process demonstrating the necessary cognitive, emotive and human/people-orientation and technical ability and skills that are based on the required mental, attitudinal, personality, integrity and work ethic dispositions as well as a basic interest, competency, experience and language/communication ability.

The instrument assesses and predicts the properties related to the successful functioning of the job types associated with the domestic services sector – ranging from house-keeping, cleaning, maintenance, child- and people-care and to manage such in the said sector of the economy as well as in the social sphere. The DSP test assesses candidates for appointing to relevant positions rendering services, e.g.

  1. Households
  2. Bed & Breakfast ventures
  3. Hotels
  4. Passenger-liners
  5. Caretaking Institutions
  6. Labour Brokers
  7. Consultancies – Recruitment, Selection, Placement, Training, etc.

The test consists of two divisions in which Division A consist of four sections consisting a subtotal of 25 test-items and must be completed in 18 minutes, while Division B consists of 87 questions/statements with no time restriction, but will most probably not take more than 25 minutes to complete – i.e., a total of 112 items to be completed in 45 minutes.

Measuring Areas – Scales: 6 Main Structures

  1. Cognitive
  2. Integrity
  3. Work Ethic
  4. Personality
  5. Competency
  6. Monitor


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