SELF-CONFIDENCE - CONFIDENCE

Self-Confidence describes a person's individual confidence in successfully mastering given tasks and challenges, achieving one's own goals and having all the skills to be successful. Confidence in one's own performance is very important in professional life, as it is not only an important predictor of work performance, but also of job satisfaction.

Personality Test with verbal content

12 items

Test without time limit

Processing time: approx. 4 minutes

Inhouse-test with supervision

Home-test without supervision

Sprachen:

Croatian, Dutch, English, Chinese, Farsi, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish

other languages on request

Optimized for

desktop, tablet, smartphone

Level
Apprentices
Career starters
Experienced
Management

People with high values in this dimension are characterised by the fact that they feel strongly responsible for their own success, determine their own actions and achieve their goals. They are full of positive energy and cannot be discouraged by failures.


Dimensions


Instructions

CONFIDENCE is processed randomly, in Likert scale format. Following an introductory instruction, individual job-related statements (items) are specified, which must be evaluated on a 7-level scale with regard to agreement/disagreement. All items of the item pool are in random order. The presentation typically takes place together with other personality scales in a test module. The items from the various tests are mixed together to reduce fatigue and transparency and thus socially desired response behaviour.


Theoretical background

The development of the CONFIDENCE test is based on research on the so-called Core Self-Evaluations. These self-assessments include, in particular, a person's convictions of their own performance and self-esteem. With a very positive self-assessment, a person believes in themselves and their ability to overcome challenges. They are convinced that they are able to successfully complete tasks themselves. This confidence has a significant impact on professional success and job satisfaction. Those who have a high level of confidence in their own performance are optimistic about challenges and are convinced that they can also successfully deal with unknown professional situations. 

Convincing yourself to successfully master challenges is an important prerequisite for success in all professions and at all hierarchical levels. Therefore, the procedure is suitable for use both in personnel selection and in internal potential analysis.

Psychometric properties

Reliability
α = .78

Construct validity
convergent:
.80 Wor-related Achievement Motivation (DRIVE)
.72 Emotional Stability (NEO-FFI)
.61 Social Competence (SOCIAL)
.55 Behaviour in Customer Situations (CUSTOM!ZE)
divergent:
.08 Logical Reasoning (SYLLOG)

Criterion validity
.27 Career Success
.27 Sales Success
.59 Job Satisfaction

Norm basis
N > 50,000

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