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Eysenck Personality Profiler - EPP6 - 7 Year License


The Schuhfried VTS enables computer-assisted application of a large number of highly diverse psycho-diagnostic tests and measuring procedures. In developing the system much emphasis was placed on transparent structure and largely uniform design. It is therefore simple to operate and easy to understand and does not require any special computer skills.

The VTS basic module is required for administration of any of the available tests.

The Schuhfried VTS supports the administration of both single tests and test batteries. Many of the single tests are available in different test versions. These test versions may differ, for example, in terms of test duration or difficulty or may be parallel forms. They are characterized by different parameters reflecting specific test requirements. They have been designed for administration to a specific population (e.g. psychiatric patients, children, etc.) or for special measuring purposes (e.g. repeated measurements). Test batteries are compiled from the available single tests and test versions.


This test provides a reliable assessment of the three personality factors extroversion, emotionality, and adventurousness according to Eysenck. One of the remarkable features of this test is the highly stable structure of its factors throughout the various cultural backgrounds.


Multi-dimensional modular personality inventory for the assessment of the three dimensions extroversion, emotionality, and adventurousness according to Eysenck.

Main areas of application: aptitude testing regarding personality traits, occupational and organizational psychology, traffic psychology, aviation psychology, sports psychology, clinical psychology, and health psychology.


EPP6 is a multi-dimensional questionnaire based on Eysenck's personality theory. Due to the model's wide range of factors, Eysenck's factors Extraversion, Neuroticisms and Psychoticism fit well into the overlapping order structure of the Five-factor model. These universal factors allow a more specific view. Personality features, however, did not become obsolete but are meant to be enhanced by them. The three dimensions mentioned in EPP6, namely Extraversion, Emotionality (Neuroticism), and Adventure (Psychoticism) prove this theory and summarize the values of seven sub scales each. Furthermore, the questionnaire was added with an openness scale.


After a general instruction the test items are presented one after the other. The respondent enters his / her answers on a three-step scale. (yes, no, can't decide). After one item was answered the next appears instantly. Previous items can be corrected.


Long form S1 consists of 440 items, each consisting of 21 sub scales, the short form S2 consists of 200 items, each consisting of 9 sub scales.


The raw scores for all sub scales, openness scale and the number of the "Can't decide" answers are registered. The raw scores for the three dimensions are calculated out of the supplied respective scales.


Reliability values (internal consistency) of the S1 test form show results from. 56 (tough mindedness) to .85 (inferiority, unhappiness) with men and from .41 (tough mindedness) to .89 (unhappiness) with women. The S2 test form show results from .68 (irresponsibility) to .89 (unhappiness) with women and from 74 (assertiveness) to .85 (unhappiness) with men.


Factor-analytical research reveals a distinct three-factor structure. The emotionality factor explains 27.2 %, the adventure factor 17.9%, and the extraversion factor 10.1% (cumulative 55.1%) of the variance. Eysenck, Barrett, Wilson & Jackson (1992) and Costa & McCrae (1995) had been able to reproduce these findings. Costa & McCrae (1995) further provide some alternative factorial solutions which are especially interesting in regard to the five-factor-theory. The factorial validity of the EPP6 further holds across different cultures and age groups with a highly equivalent factor structure among these different samples. (Eysenck, Wilson & Jackson, 2000).


For all sub-scales and dimensions, norms are indicated in percentages and T-scores. The EPP6 paper-and-pencil version's norm sample was used consisting of N=1394.


Long form S1: 55 minutes. Short form S2: 20 minutes.


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