Values and Motives Inventory

Understanding Motivation and Inner Drive
Purpose
Obtain a profile of individual values
Qualification
EFPA Level 2, BPS Certificate of Competence in Psychometrics Level
For
Young people over 15 and adults

Understanding a person’s energies and drives helps identify where they are likely to gain most satisfaction and make the biggest contribution at work. VMI is a normative self-report questionnaire which profiles a person’s motivations to determine the amount of energy and effort they are likely to expend in different activities.

What VMI Measures

VMI scales have been selected not only for their relevance to the workplace.

The 12 scales are grouped into three areas:

  • Interpersonal – values which influence an individual’s approach to relationships with others.
  • Intrinsic – values relating to personal beliefs and attitudes which guide an individual’s approach to everyday problems.
  • Extrinsic – values which influence behaviour in the workplace.

Advantages

VMI provides a focussed, reliable and comprehensive assessment of personal values and motives. It can be used on its own or as part of an assessment battery for selection, development, guidance or team-building. It is available in paper and pencil format, or online and offline using the GeneSys platform.

VMI Reports

VMI reports are produced in a profile and narrative format, written in a style which makes them ideal to give directly to the respondent. GeneSys reports can combine the VMI with the results of others measures to provide a single integrated report covering personality, interests, values and reasoning abilities.