GIP

GIP (GENERAL INTEGRITY PROFILE)

I           GENERAL DESCRIPTION

The General Integrity Profile (GIP) was developed out of the registered Integrity Profile 200 (IP200) to present a concise assessment of basic, but general, Integrity of the entire population and to serve a multiple purpose – and not only in the World of Work where the population of development and use are working people regarding norms, standards and the entire psychometric process of validation, reliability and general fairness of the instrument. The essential purpose of the GIP is to effectively differentiate between people in the general population regarding the degree of Integrity they possess and demonstrate in life. The main purpose is not to obtain an absolute measurement and categorization of an individual regarding his Integrity, but rather his tendency and orientation along the continuum of Integrity in general terms – i.e., a trend more than an absolute measurement.

The test is simple and short. It contains of 52 items, consist of three main sections and can be completed in 15 – 20 minutes. The first section represents a traditional covert psychometric division that reflects six factors, namely Honesty, Responsibility, Dependability, Leniency to Tolerating deviant behaviour, Fairness and Conscience. The second section is of a more overt nature and covers five verifiable factors, namely Education, Stability, Defaulting, Disciplinary Action and History of Misconduct. The third section is the monitor division and consists of three factors, namely, Lie-Factor, Consistency and Unnatural Exaggeration.

 The GIP renders 20 scales that provide the user with sufficient information to allow for valid and reliable analysis, diagnoses, projections, development and/or other decisions in the general basic Integrity sphere – i.e., not necessarily in the World of Work.

 

Measuring Areas – Scales

Eight Substructures of Integrity

1. Honesty

2. Responsibility & Conscientiousness

3. Dependability/Reliability

4. Leniency

5. Fairness

6. Active Conscience

7. Verifiable Factors

8. Monitor, Lie-Detect., Consist. & Exaggeration

 Purpose

Generalized Integrity Measure for overall population.

 Plus the three measuring areas each of the two Substructures (Honesty & Lenience)

consists of and the two Summarized Scales, i.e., 

Integrated Integrity Rating & Adapted Integrity Rating

 - Critical Integrity Factors

- Short, Simple and Easy.

- Evaluating people’s ‘credibility’ for home loans, overdrafts, extended credit facilities, etc.

- General Public & Purpose

 

 

II    PSYCHOMETRIC PROPERTIES

 

Reliability : Ranging from 0.81 to 0.91 (Significant)

 

Validity :       Ranging from 0.33 to 0.57 (Significant)

 

Fairness : No significant difference were found on the ‘Norming Process’ regarding four critical (sensitive) factors, i.e., age, gender, ethnicity and language at the 0.01 level.

 

 Readability & Ease of Comprehension : “A maximum of sixth grade on the Fry Readability Graphs was adhered to during the development of the GIP and ‘low-level’ and simple English was used in composing the test-items”.

 

 The seven ‘Readability Actions’ were/are applied to the GIP.

 

III        GENERAL USE AND DECISION-MAKING RULES

 

 V         EXAMPLE OF THE GIP SUMMARIZED REPORT

 GIP Report