Jotham Friedland, Ph.D., Harvey Mandel, Ph.D., and Sander Marcus, Ph.D.
This convenient self-report inventory is an ideal way to evaluate underachieving or unmotivated students, ages 14 and up. It gives you a complete picture of the personal factors that affect an individual's academic performance and provides specific recommendations for improvement.
The AMP includes two forms: the original form designed for high school and college students and the new Junior Form for students in grades 5 through 8. The former is composed of 140 items, the latter, 107 items. The scales and scale domains are identical on the two forms, except that occupation interest areas are not addressed on the Junior Form. Both forms produce scale scores in four domains:
Motivation for Achievement - Interpersonal Strengths.
- Personal Diplomacy
- Goal Orientation
Inner Resources - Work Habits
- Relaxed Style
- Planning and Organisation
- Team Player
Also, three validity measures alert you to inconsistent, self-enhancing and self-criticising response styles.
The AMP form for high school and college students may be completed in just 20 to 30 minutes. Items are written at a Year 4 reading level. Students respond using a 5-point Likert-type scale, which provides a more refined self-description than a true-false format. Most students report that the AMP produces a more accurate self-portrait than personality tests do. The AMP may be computer scored using WPS TEST REPORT or CD. Both of these options give you a complete interpretive report. If the student is identified as under-achieving, the report describes his or her particular kind of under-achievement and lists contributing personality factors. It also provides individualised recommendations for counselling the student and improving school performance.
Normed on more than 3,000 students, the AMP provides a sound basis for instructional or psychotherapeutic intervention. Unlike other tests used for academic counselling, the AMP is designed specifically to measure motivation and it is validated against objective measures of achievement.
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