DiSC Classic Profile is one of the most popular methods for behavioural assessment in use today. Behavioural questionnaire essentially captures demonstrated priorities and tendencies.
- DiSC questionnaire measures tendencies and priorities
- DiSC does not measure skills or ability
- It is not predictive of job success
- DiSC questionnaire should not be used as a sole factor for recruitment or selection
- While DiSC® is not an Emotional Intelligence (EI) tool, it is very good for helping to develop EI.
DiSC Classic questionnaire consists of twenty eight forced choice questions. Each of these questions presents four options, and asks the respondent is to select which of these applies most closely, and which least closely, to their approach.
DiSC Questionnaire Sample:
1. A 28 box questionnaire with 4 items in each (1 D, 1 i, 1 S & 1 C)
2. Forced choice
3. Respondent chooses 1 item that most accurately describes them and 1 item that least describes them (at work)*.
Marston’s original questionnaire, and many others derived from it, use simple adjectives for each of the four options. The ‘phrase-based’ approach is becoming more popular, as it provides the respondent with a clearer idea of the intention behind the question, and is less prone to misinterpretation. We provide you with an option to use the word or the phrase version.
DiSC® profiles and instructions in the questionnaire are written with a focus on work.
- Change in response focus will only have a small impact on profile results
- Doesn’t appear to make a difference to most people taking DiSC®
- People who take DiSC® a lot may be able to see a difference based on their focus
In an Everything DiSC questionnaire, Inscape Publishing provides a 5 point scale in what is termed as adaptive testing.
- Answers on a 5-point scale
- Saves time, only gives extra questions if needed to pin-point an individual’s result
- Adaptive Testing is useful for individuals who respond with an inconsistent way
- If an individual is close on two different scales, we can ask them to choose between the two scales
- 4-point scale – where the individual is forced to choose between the two scales
- Not everyone will get tie-breaker questions