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T-JTA Summary

Age: 12+
Time: 30 minutes
Uses: marital and family counseling
Test User Qualifications:
  Level B qualifications required
  Hand scoring available
  Available in English


Taylor-Johnson Temperament Analysis

Robert M. Taylor, Ph.D. & Lucile P. Morrison, Ph.D. © 1984, 1992, 1996

The Taylor-Johnson Temperament Analysis (T-JTA) evaluates interpersonal relationships in premarital, marital, family or vocational suitability counseling settings. This widely used personality assessment has options for both individual testing, and "Criss-Cross" testing, a feature that allows one individual to give their perception of the other person.


  • Premarital, marital and family counseling and evaluation of interpersonal relationships.
  • Evaluate personality traits in relation to occupational suitability during vocational counseling and guidance.
  • Professional training of pastoral counselors.


The T-JTA is a widely used, quick and convenient personality assessment especially designed for use in premarital, marital and family counseling. This brief, 180 item test takes approximately 30 minutes to complete and can be administered to individuals, couples, or groups. Two different forms of the test are available. The Regular Edition is written at an eighth grade reading level while the Secondary Edition is appropriate for junior and senior high school students and others who have at least a fifth grade reading level. Only the Regular Edition can be used for "Criss-Cross" testing.

Reliability and Validity

The T-JTA manual and several research studies provide strong support for the reliability and validity of this carefully constructed assessment.

Hand Scoring

The T-JTA is hand scored in 5-10 minutes using a set of templates and a special Percentile and Sten-Locator Ruler for hand scoring ease and accuracy. Three types of profile sheets are available: Shaded Profiles (with zone designations) are used to plot percentile scores and include the clinical designations: Excellent, Acceptable, Improvement Desirable, and Improvement Needed. These are the standard profiles. Shaded Profiles (without designations) contain four shaded zones without printed designations of their clinical meaning. These profiles may be used when presenting results to clients without supplying labels. Sten Profiles are used for plotting sten scores. These profiles contain no shaded areas. The profiles are designed to present either individual or "Criss-Crossed" results.


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T-JTA Manual

The 2002 Edition of the Taylor-Johnson Temperament Analysis Manual contains information on test administration, scoring, and interpretation, as well as 2002 Norms.

T-JTA Examination Kit

Kit includes manual, a set of scoring templates, 5 test booklets, 25 answer sheets, 25 shaded profile sheets, 5 report booklets, percentile and sten locator ruler and pen set.

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