Psychometrics in Coaching: Using Psychological and Psychometric Tools for Development

Front Cover
Jonathan Passmore
Kogan Page, 2008 - Business & Economics - 350 pages
Psychometrics in Coaching offers expert advice on how coaches, consultants and human resources managers can use psychometrics to support and develop individuals in the workplace and outside. With a growing demand for psychometric testing in the coaching profession, coaches and practitioners alike need to understand the psychology underpinning the tests as well as how to select and apply them effectively. Written by an international team of global coaching practitioners and psychometricians, this book provides an overview of using psychometrics and providing feedback and offers clear explanations of the key models and tools used in coaching today. Whether you are new to using psychometric tests or an experienced practitioner, this book provides you with a deep understanding of the models, the theory and research behind them, their reliability and validity, and how to implement them as part of a wider coaching and development programme. Psychometrics in Coaching is an essential resource for those seeking expert guidance from the leading writers in the field, as well as students on psychology, psychometrics, business and human resources programmes. Includes contributions from: Beverly Alimo-Metcalfe . Elizabeth Allworth . Richard Barrett . Dave Bartram . Richard Brady . Eugene Burke . Sally Carr . David Caruso . Roy Childs . Peter Clough . Bernard Cooke . Keith Earle . James Fico . Alexander Fradera . Leanne Harris . Robert Hogan . Thomas Hurley . Quentin Jones . Carol Kauffman . Betsy Kendall . Rainer Kurz . Rab MacIver . Helen Marsh . Dick McCann . Almuth McDowall . Kenneth Nowack . Stephen Palmer . Jonathan Passmore . Peter Pritchett . Peter Salovey . Peter Saville . Jordan Silberman . David Sharpley . Jeff Stagg . Doug Strycharczyk Published with the Association for Coaching Promoting excellence & ethics in coaching The Association for Coaching is an independent, non-profit professional body whose aim is to promote best practice and to raise the awareness and standards of coaching while providing value-added benefits to its members - whether they are professional coaches or organizations involved in coaching. Find out more at

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.


Using psychometrics and psychological tools in coaching
Using feedback in coaching
Individual instruments and their

15 other sections not shown

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2008)

Jonathan Passmore is a Chartered Occupational Psychologist and accredited coach and coaching supervisor. He is leads the Coaching Psychology Unit in the School of Psychology at the University of east London which involves research, teaching and consulting. Prior to this he has worked as a board chairman and chief executive, with experience in the public, private and voluntary sectors. He has also written eight books and numerous articles on change, coaching and social exclusion.

Bibliographic information