Q. What is the Taylor-Johnson Temperament Analysis® (T-JTA®) and how is it used?
A:The Taylor-Johnson Temperament Analysis® (T-JTA®) is a valuable standardized assessment instrument and counseling tool. The T-JTA is a personality inventory designed for use in individual, pre-marital, marital, group, and family counseling. It is currently in extensive use as a diagnostic instrument to determine therapeutic goals and evaluate progress and change, and in direct use with clients as part of the counseling process.
For a complete description of the test, it’s benefits, uses, and administrative information, select About the T-JTA®.
Q. What does the T-JTA® measure?
A: The T-JTA measures nine personality traits and their bipolar opposites, all of which are important components of and significantly influence personal, scholastic and vocational functioning and interpersonal relationships:
• Nervous ↔ Composed
• Depressive ↔ Light-Hearted
• Active-Social ↔ Quiet
• Expressive-Responsive ↔ Inhibited
• Sympathetic ↔ Indifferent
• Subjective ↔ Objective
• Dominant ↔ Submissive
• Hostile ↔ Tolerant
• Self-Disciplined ↔ Impulsive
Q. How does the T-JTA help the counselor to diagnose problems areas?
A: The T-JTA functions as a diagnostic device to identify individual strengths as well as areas of needed improvement. T-JTA test results pinpoint specific problem areas providing insight into the internal forces that actually produce many of the external complaints or conflicts. It is used with individuals, couples, and families.
Q: What is T-JTA “Criss-Cross: testing?
A: In addition to its application as a personality assessment inventory in working with individuals, the T-JTA is uniquely designed for use with couples and family members. The test questions can be answered first as they apply to one’s self, and then answered a second time as they apply to another person in T-JTA “Criss-Cross” fashion. This procedure adds a measure of interpersonal perception to the counseling perspective. Similarities, differences or areas of misunderstanding become readily apparent.
For example, in marriage counseling, a set of T-JTA “Criss-Cross” Profiles for the couple will be generated and will consist of the following 5 profiles:
Husband Profile: The husband’s self perception
• Wife Profile: The wife’s self perception
• Couple Profile: A composite of the two self tests
• Husband by Wife: The husband as seen by the wife
• Wife by Husband: The wife as seen by the husband
Q: Can the T-JTA profiled results be used in actual counseling session?
A: The T-JTA Test Profile functions as a counseling tool and is designed for direct use with the client. Trait definitions are included at the bottom of the profile to assist the counselor in describing the meaning of the traits measured. The insights derived from the T-JTA profiled results assist in improving self-understanding and aid the promotion of personal growth and change.
Q: Can I send the T-JTA Profiles home with my client?
A: We recommend that the counselor retain all T-JTA Profiled results to maintain privacy and confidentiality. However, should the counselor deem it appropriate, a T-JTA Report Booklet can given to the client. This eight-page booklet is designed to help counselees understand their T-JTA results. It is intended to emphasize what they learned during the interpretation and reinforce areas of strength and areas where attention may be needed.
Q. How long does it take to administer the test?
A: Approximately 30 minutes (non timed)
Q. What age range can use the T-JTA?
A: The T-JTA is used with ages 12 and above
Q: What are the latest Norms for the T-JTA?
A: 2012 are the latest norms for the T-JTA. Based on data collected from over 55,000 tests, the 2012 T-JTA Norms contain the most current and comprehensive data available, for the most accurate, reliable test results. Select 2012 Norms for more information
2012 Norms include the following age-based population groups:
• Adolescent Males and Females ages 12 to 17
• Young Adult Males and Females ages 18 to 25
• General Adult Males and Females ages 26 to 54
• Senior Adult Males and Females ages 55 & above
Q: Is the T-JTA available in Foreign Languages?
A: T-JTA has been translated into a number of foreign languages, including Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, Malaysian, Japanese and Danish. Spanish T-JTA materials are included in our Online Catalog. Select Foreign Language Editions or Contact PPI for more information of other translations.
Q: How do I qualify to purchase the T-JTA?
A: Simply fill out an Application to Purchase and submit it to PPI for approval to use the T-JTA. To submit your application form, Select “New Customers” or “Forms “on our website. You can fill out an Application to Purchase and submit it online, or your can print one out and submit it by mail or fax.
Q. How do I learn to use the T-JTA?
A: The Test Manual is very comprehensive and contains complete coverage of test administration, scoring, and interpretation. Also helpful is the T-JTA Handbook, a companion piece to the Test Manual. The Handbook provides additional guidelines for interpreting T-JTA results beyond that contained in the manual. This is accomplished through the use of a number of case examples with accompanying clinical histories and 25 plotted T-JTA Profiles.
Q: Where can I obtain T-JTA Training?
A: T-JTA training is also offered throughout the U.S., Canada, and many foreign countries. Select Training on this website to learn more about where to find sources of Authorized T-JTA Instruction. We also invite you to call PPI at 800 345-8378 or email us at email@example.com for training dates and locations near you.
Q. Is T-JTA Training Required to use the test?
A: The T-JTA is available based upon the educational background and experience of the person seeking to use it. PPI adheres to the requirements as established by the professional counseling associations regarding the use of restricted test materials. While not necessarily required, many people seek to obtain T-JTA training to learn the most effective ways to use the test in their counseling.
Q: How is the T-JTA Scored?
A: The T-JTA can be scored by hand using plastic scoring stencils or Computer Scored by using any one of the 3 computerized methods:
Computer Scoring Software, Windows Version 8.0: Use your computer to administer, score, profile and produce Brief or Interpretive reports for individuals or Criss-Cross reports for couples or various family members. Software also produces Report Booklets and Trait Suggestion Sheets for the respondent.
Fax-in/Mail-in Scoring Service: You administer the test and then drop it in the mail or fax it PPI. Tests are scored and normally returned within 24 hours.
Online Test Administration/Scoring: Your clients take the test Online at www.tjta.com. We score the test and mail or email you back the results normally within 24 hours.
Q: What are the advantages of Computer Scoring and computer generated Reports?
A: PPI has developed computer software that will save time and enhance scoring accuracy. With T-JTA Computer Software, you can administer, score, and profile the T-JTA on your own computer and then print reports at your convenience. Brief or Interpretive Reports contain the 9 original T-JTA Traits (A-I) as depicted on the Profile plus 9 additional computer supplemental scales: Overall Adjustment, Emotional Stability, Self-Esteem, Alienating, Outgoing/Gregarious, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Persuasive/Influential, Industrious/Persevering, and Consistency. Reports also include T-JTA Trait Patterns, and item analysis.
The test can be administered on the computer or transcribed into the program from an answer sheet. The test is then scored and reports, printed. The program has a coupon counter that decrements usage based on the number of tests and type of reports selected. Please select “Software” or contact for more information
Q. What are the T-JTA Computer Supplemental Scales:
A: Brief and Interpretive Reports generated by the T-JTA Computer Scoring Software, and from PPI’s Mail-In/Fax-In, or Online Scoring Service include 9 additional T-JTA Computer Supplemental Scales:
• Overall Adjustment
• Emotional Stability
• Interpersonal Effectiveness
• Consistency (validity scale)
Q: What is Online Administration?
A: New T-JTA Online Administration is now available! You can have your clients take the T-JTA Online via the Internet, and PPI will score the tests and send the results directly to you! This convenient new scoring option is made possible through PPI’s website – www.tjta.com. Clients can simply take the test by selecting “Take the Test Online” on our home page. Select Online Test Administration for more information.
Q: What do I need when ordering the T-JTA for the first time?
A: T-JTA Counselor's Kits contain everything you’ll need to get started!
When ordering for the first time, you will need to decide how you want to score the test. Once you know your preferred method of scoring, select one of the T-JTA Counselor's Kits.
• Order T-JTA Counselor's Kit1 to Computer Score the T-JTA using Software on your own computer
• Order T-JTA Counselor's Kit2 to Administer T-JTA Online. PPI will score and return results by mail or email.
• Order T-JTA Counselor's Kit3 to Score the T-JTA using PPI’s Mail-in or Fax-in Scoring Service for the T-JTA
• Order T-JTA Counselor's Kit 4 to Handscore the T-JTA
• Order T-JTA Counselor's Kit5 to Handscore the T-JTA and obtain additional training materials especially helpful to new users
Each package can be selected on Page 1 of the catalog and the contents of each package and its price will be displayed.
Q. Can I Order T-JTA Materials Online?
A: Yes, we are pleased to offer secure online shopping for the T-JTA on this website. Select Catalog, Page1 for a complete listing of T-JTA Products and Services. You can also order from PPI’s full catalog of assessments, books, tapes and videos on our website! If you are ordering for the first time, the PPI online Application to Purchase can be submitted directly to our credentials committee for immediate review!
Q. What is the difference between the various forms of the question booklets, answer sheets, and profiles?
A: Select Catalog, Page1. You will be presented with a list of T-JTA products and services. Select the item you want to review. There is a picture and each product is described to help you differentiate between the different forms.
Q. What are the Qualifications to Purchase the T-JTA?
A: Psychological Publications, Inc. adheres to the ethical standards of the American Psychological Association and other professional organizations and sells psychological tests only to qualified users. T-JTA materials are available to individuals who have completed appropriate academic training from an accredited college, seminary, or university. First-time buyers must submit an Application to Purchase with their initial order. The online Application to Purchase can be submitted directly to our credentials committee for immediate review!
Q: How do I qualify to purchase the T-JTA?
A: Simply fill out an Application to Purchase and submit it to PPI for approval to use the T-JTA. To submit your application form, Select the Application navigation tool at the top of the home pageon our website. You can fill out an Application to Purchase online, or you can select the Forms navigation tool at the top of the home page, then select Application to Purchase (PDF Format) and print one out and submit it by mail or fax.
T-JTA Copyrights and Use Agreement
Q: Are T-JTA Materials copyrighted?
A: Yes, Psychological Publications, Inc. is the international copyright holder of all T-JTA materials, in all languages and editions. As a condition to the sale of any and all T-JTA test and related materials, the purchaser agrees to adhere to the terms and conditions expressed in the PPI Catalog and on this website. Acceptance of the purchaser to these terms and conditions is given by signing the application form, submitting a completed order form or purchase order, or by payment of part or all of a Psychological Publications, Inc. invoice for any and all tests and related materials.
Psychological Publications, Inc. is bound by its author contracts to commence prompt legal action against anyone who infringes on its or its authors’ copyrights. Any infringer shall be subject to prosecution to the full extent of the law, including but not limited to statutory damages of $100,000 for willful infringement of copyright.
Q: Can T-JTA materials be reproduced?
A: No, all T-JTA tests or sections of a test, test protocols, answer sheets, profiles, report forms, scoring devices, tables, charts, norms, or other quoted material found in manuals, brochures, or books published by PPI are copyrighted. Their reproduction, distribution or adaptation in whole or in part, in any form, for any purpose whatsoever, by any process whatsoever, including photocopying, recording, or duplication in any information storage and retrieval system or any form of computer storage or programming is in violation of copyright law unless prior and expressed written authorization has been obtained from the publisher.
Q: Can the T-JTA be modified, adapted or translated?
A: No adaptations, modifications, translations, or special versions may be made without the prior written permission from the publisher. Users are advised that such adaptation, modification, translation, or special version may affect the validity of the tests. Psychological Publications, Inc. has the sole right to authorize any translations, adaptations, modifications, and reproductions of any portion of its published test materials.
Q. Are the T-JTA Norms Copyrighted?
A: Yes, T-JTA norms are copyrighted. The reproduction or copying of test norms without written authorization of Psychological Publications, Inc. whether reproductions or copies are sold or furnished free for use, is a violation of copyright. The term “copying” includes, but is not limited to, entry of test norms into a computer memory or program for purposes of test processing, scoring, or reporting.
Q: What is the procedure to obtain permission to translate, adapt, modify, reproduce or quote from the T-JTA?
A: For permission to translate, adapt, modify, reproduce, or quote from any T-JTA materials, send Psychological Publications Inc. a request in writing containing a full explanation of the requested permissions. Permission to reproduce is not normally granted unless the material cannot be used in its published format. Requests to include an entire test in any published medium will not be granted.
When requesting permission to translate, adapt, modify, reproduce or quote any T-JTA materials, the following information must be included:
• Specific purpose and proposed use
• Exact description of the specific material to be translated, adapted, modified, or reproduced
• Specified time period and number of copies to be used
• Completed and signed Application to Purchase by the requestor; if the requestor is a graduate student completing a dissertation or thesis, a Qualification Summary should also be included for the graduate advisor.
Q: Can permission to translate, adapt, modify, reproduce or quote from the T-JTA be given over the phone?
A: We do not give permission to translate, adapt, modify, reproduce, or quote over the telephone. Authorization from Psychological Publications, Inc. is valid only in written form. Requests may be submitted by mail or fax.
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