How Birkman works!
Birkman Method® is based on Dr. Roger Birkman’s original research and insights.
Over time, The Birkman Method® has developed into a personality assessment that
integrates high fidelity descriptions and unique problem solving insights. Dr.
Birkman’s legacy is an assessment that has broad applicability and which can
make a meaningful difference within organizations and in people’s lives.
the Concept of Self
Birkman Method® questionnaire consists in part of 125
True/False questions about self and 125 True/False questions about most people.
Through a process of regression and factor analysis, The Birkman Method®
identifies a person’s everyday interpersonal style, underlying motivations,
expectations and the signs of stress behavior.
and Motivational Factors
are powerful magnets and serve as primary drivers to behavioral and
occupational preferences. They are measured by asking the respondent to select
occupations from a list based on the premise that all the jobs pay equally and
talent/skills are not an issue. There are 48 multiple choice questions in this
questionnaire (298 items total) combines behaviors and interests. Birkman
measures a breadth and depth of information that typically requires several instruments.
Birkman was created using normal working populations of people in a business or
industrial setting. The questionnaire underwent seven revisions throughout the
creation process, with each revision administered to more than 1,000 subjects
from new population groups each time. Our test-retest reliabilities average
.78, indicating internal consistency of scales. Birkman has a
database of over 3 million responses, and we have been able to examine
career fit for a large number of occupations.