What is the JPI-R?

Personality can determine important characteristics like dependability, self-discipline, leadership, and the desire to make a good first impression. The Jackson Personality Inventory-Revised (JPI-R) is a personality test that is designed to assess personality traits to predict an individual’s behavior in a variety of settings and environments, including work, education, teams, and interpersonal situations. The JPI-R contains 300 true/false items and can be used to assess normal adult personality in selection or counseling contexts, conduct research requiring comprehensive coverage of personality dimensions, assist with guidance and career counseling, and develop greater self-awareness and understanding of human behavior and motivation.

Who Should Use the JPI-R?

  • Counselors seeking to examine clients’ personality trait information at both the cluster or individual scale level
  • Psychologists looking for detailed trait information to include in a selection battery
  • Users seeking convenient online administration and a comprehensive, easy to interpret report
  • Research on personality in a variety of settings

Why Should I Use the JPI-R?

CONVENIENT. The JPI-R can be administered in 45 minutes on SIGMA’s online platform – SigmaTesting.com. Reports are generated immediately. Results are presented using graphs, numbers, and scale descriptions.

ELABORATE TEST CONSTRUCTION. A large item pool and extensive item analyses have helped create a superior assessment that is highly reliable and sensitive to response bias. In particular, the items selected correlate minimally with desirability–the tendency to answer in a way that “sounds good”, rather than answering honestly. The JPI-R also has special features that help detect random, or non-purposeful responding. Test norms are based on the responses of 1107 North American individuals.

RELIABLE AND VALID. The JPI-R is a reliable and valid measure of personality. Hundreds of correlations of JPI scales with a variety of criteria, ranging from occupational preferences to executive performance, are reported in the manual.


An overview of startup costs for each administration method is provided below. A detailed pricing list can be accessed via the link at the bottom of the page.

JPI-R Startup Costs
US Pricing Canadian Pricing
Online Scoring

  • Includes: Technical Manual, 3 JPI-R test administrations, SigmaTesting.com account set up, and technical support
$69 $81
Software Scoring

  • Includes: SigmaSoft Software, 10 coupons, Technical Manual, and Software Manual
$190 $211
Mail-in Scoring

  • Includes: Technical Manual, 25 JPI-R Reusable Test Booklets, 10 JPI-R Basic Reports
$229 $264
Hand Scoring

  • Includes: Technical Manual, 5 JPI-R Reusable Test Booklets, 5 JPI-R Answer Sheets, and 5 JPI-R Profile Sheets
$122 $140
JPI-R Per Test Cost
US Pricing Canadian Pricing
Online Scoring $23 $27

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Ready to Administer the JPI-R?

Purchasing the JPI-R is quick and easy. The first step is to complete an application form to gain approval for an online account. Once approved, you will receive an email with your login information. At that point, you can log in, purchase tests, and begin testing.

Complete the Application Form

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