SQ-Social Skills

The SQ-Social Skills measures the social intelligence of people who to work with colleagues, managers and customers.

SQ-tests are multimedia Situational Judgment Tests (SJT's). A social intelligent co-worker has a good judgment in the effectiveness of certain behaviours and takes the interests of the different stakeholders into account.

The SQ-Social Skills consists of 16 situations. In each situation an interaction is demonstrated between two or more actors. One of these actors plays the role of the co-worker. The candidate is asked to judge the effectiveness of the behaviour demonstrated by the actor.

The total length of the SQ-Social Skills is about 45 minutes.  

The report is based on 8 different scores. The most important score is the overall SQ-score. This score shows ihow much the candidate's judgment corresponds to the judgment of a group of experts. The experts are people 'who should know' based on their experience and reputation. The other scores are: Interaction with managers, colleagues and customers and 4 scores based on Leary's rose.

The reliability of the SQ-Social Skills is > .75. The test has been administered to over 2500 persons.

The video version is only available in Dutch.


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