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AVEM Work-related Behavior and Experience Patterns

U. Schaarschmidt & A. W. Fischer
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Application

Measures stress-related work behavior.
The test identifies risks to health at an early stage. It is used in the design and planning of person-related and condition-related preventive measures (especially with regard to burnout).
The test is used mainly in staff & management assessments, work and organizational design, occupational rehabilitation and counseling in the fields of health psychology and clinical psychology.

Administration

Using a five-point answer scale respondents rate the extent to which various statements about situations or attitudes apply to them. Answers can be corrected once.

Test forms

S1: Standard form
S2: Short form

Scoring

The following main variables are scored:

  • Subjective importance of work in personal life.
  • Work-related ambition
  • Willingness to work until exhausted
  • Striving for perfection
  • Distancing ability (ability to recuperate mentally from work)
  • Tendency to resignation in the face of failure
  • Proactive problem-solving (active and optimistic attitude).
  • Inner calm and balance (experience of emotional stability).
  • Experience of success at work (satisfaction).
  • Satisfaction with life
  • Experience of social support

Scoring elements

Table
Profile
Working time
Confidence interval
Profile analysis
Test protocol
Item analysis protocol
Progress chart
Special diagrammatic representation of results
Personalized Word report

In addition the individual scales are correlated with each other and an assessment of behavior from the point of view of health is provided. This enables the respondent to be assigned with a certain probability to one of a number of types: There are four different profiles:

  • Pattern G – high (but not excessive) engagement with work, marked resilience to stress, positive attitude to life (“emotional health”)
  • Pattern S – marked preference for taking things easy (or protecting oneself) vis-à-vis the demands of work (“relative satisfaction”).
  • Risk Pattern A – excessive engagement with work (driving oneself too hard) combined with somewhat restricted feeling of life and reduced resilience to stress.
  • Risk Pattern B – predominant experience of exhaustion, resignation and being overchallenged,

Test type

Special Personality Tests

Test information

adaptive
modular
language-free item material
parallel test form
conforms to the Rasch-model
additional device required
high level of test security
wide norm spectrum
test form available for online presentation - open mode
links to CogniPlus
supervisor-supported testing

Languages

Arabic
Bosnian
Chinese (simplified)
Croatian
Czech
Dutch
English
French
German
Hungarian
Polish
Portuguese
Romanian
Russian
Serbian
Swedish

Duration

approx. 8-12 minutes, depending on test form

Age

Norms for ages 16+ (convenience sample).

Special features

Special norms available of people in rehabilitation as a result of various illnesses and of workers or students in various fields.

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