Types of tests internally conducted
We, at VAELS conduct three psychometric assessments on our student to find out his/her personality, interest, and multiple intelligence respectively which will help him/her to choose a right career choice, enabling him/her to endure success in future.
Holland’s Personality Test – Holland
Holland formulated 6 factors like Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising and Conventional to describe both the persons and their work environments and is the theory of careers and vocational choice, providing an interpretative structure for a number of different vocational interest surveys, helping us to understand our aspirations and professional potential.
Realistic – The doers
Investigative – The thinkers
Artistic – The creators
Social – The helpers
Enterprising – The decision makers
Conventional – The organizers
RIASEC Interest Scale Inventory – Holland
The 6 factors used to describe both the persons and their work environments and the theory of careers and vocational choice, providing an interpretative structure for a number of different vocational interest surveys is given by Holland. The 6 personalities and work environment types are taken together and formulated as RIASEC helping us to understand our aspirations and professional potential. The 6 factors are
R – Realistic – The doers
I – Investigative – The thinkers
A – Artistic – The creators
S – Social – The helpers
E – Enterprising – The decision makers
C – Conventional – The organizers
Multiple Intelligence Test - Howard Gardner
This is by Howard Gardner where we have 8 multiple intelligences which are common to all of us, but the degree and level of these intelligences vary from one individual to another due to individual genetic predispositions, learning environment, the level of support and motivation within an eco-system and so on. Through this test we try to answer “How am I smart” rather than “How smart I am”.
Linguistic Intelligence – Skill to learn and use correct words
Logical-Mathematical Intelligence – Skill to understand numbers and applying logic
Visual-Spatial Intelligence – Skill to understand by seeing and imagining
Bodily-Kinesthetic Intelligence – Skill to play with your own body
Musical Intelligence – Skill to understand tone, sound and pitch
Intrapersonal Intelligence – Skill to understand yourself
Interpersonal Intelligence – Skill to understand others
Naturalistic Intelligence – Skill to understand nature and using touch, taste and smell
Why do we do individual counselling based on test influences?
Individual counseling allows the individuals to express their emotions, thoughts and behaviors through challenging or influential memories, identifying the aspects of their lives to be changed, understanding themselves by setting personal goals and work towards their desired goal.
We identify the problems, plan interventions, evaluate and diagnose the results and inform the students to explore their habits, behaviors and feelings causing harm like substance abuse, addiction, anxiety, depression, negative relationships giving them the time and space to work out their problems.
Students gain a different sense of happiness on getting a safe, non-judgmental and respectful environment, regaining their wellbeing and balance in their life.
Lot of patience, empathy, tolerance and preventing self-harm through self-knowledge and self- care is accepted here in our individual counselling which cannot be dealt in groups.