The inventory also offers a variety of other unique features:
The Motives, Values, Preferences Inventory (MVPI) reveals a person's core values. It identifies what a person wants to do rather than what a person may do in certain situations. These values are assessed on 10 scales:
MVPI scores are quite stable over time, with test-retest reliabilities ranging between .64 and .88 (mean = .79). More than 100 validation studies have been conducted on the MVPI with results indicating that the inventory is very effective in predicting job performance and outcome variables such as turnover. In particular, the data indicate that it is a robust predictor in sales and managerial positions where value orientations often strongly influence performance (e.g., high performing sales personnel often score high on the “Finance Scale” and that value is manifested on-the-job as a strong interest in the financial returns for their company and themselves).
The Interpretive Report is primarily used for selection decisions. The report includes a description for each of the 10 scales as well as numerical scores and graphic presentations. In addition the report includes an interpretation of the behavioural implications for each scale.