Hogan Motives, Values & Preferences Inventory(MVPI)

Hogan Motives, Values & Preferences Inventory(MVPI)

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Author: Hogan Assessment Systems, Inc

Purpose To assess the core values of individuals
Administer To Individuals 18 years and older
Reading/Education Level Grade 12 (NQF Level 4)
Administration Time 15-20 minutes
Scoring Options User Portal/JvR Online/Data-capturing by Client Services
Publication Date 2009
HPCSA Classified
Training Compulsory Accreditation training
Languages English and multiple languages
SA Norms Yes

The Motives, Values, Preferences Inventory (MVPI) describes personality from the inside – the core goals, values, drivers, and interests that determine what we desire and strive to attain. By assessing values, you can understand what motivates candidates to succeed, and in what type of position, job, and environment they will be the most productive.

Assessment Scales

The MVPI includes the following scales:

  • Recognition: Wanting to be known, recognised, and appreciated
  • Power: Wanting to be in control, to succeed, and create a legacy
  • Hedonism: Wanting fun, variety, excitement, and pleasure
  • Altruistic: Wanting to help, serve, and encourage others
  • Affiliation: Wanting frequent and varied social contact
  • Tradition: Believing in personal customs, duty, hard work, and respect for authority
  • Security: Need for predictability, structure and order
  • Commerce: Interest in money, profits, investment, and business opportunities
  • Aesthetics: Need for self-expression, wanting to infuse quality into the look, feel and design of work products
  • Science: Enjoys research, interested in technology, and prefers data based decisions

Areas of Application

The MVPI predicts job performance by assessing core values.

  • Recruitment and Selection
  • Individual Development

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Application Area

Career, Culture & Fit, Development, Innovation, Leadership, Succession Planning, Talent Attraction, Teams

JvR Online


Psychology Category

Online Availability


HPCSA Status




The MVPI has the following individual software reports available:

  • Insights: this report provides organisations with scientifically validated information about an individual’s core values.
  • Data: This report provides numerical scores for the primary scales.

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Terms & Conditions

Please Note:

  • Additional fees will be applicable when requesting Client Services to assist with administration (only applicable where user portals are available and a client chooses not to make use of this facility)
  • Material / Reports only available to suitably qualified users
  • Prices as quoted may change without prior notice
  • Errors and omissions excepted
  • Courier costs are not included in the above quoted prices
    JvR may have to order some of the above items. In such instances delivery times will be extended

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South African RESEARCH

South African norms are available for the MVPI using candidates from the corporate environment in South Africa. The psychometric properties of the instrument have been investigated and numerous local criterion-referenced studies have been completed. JvR Psychometrics welcomes the opportunity to partner with clients to conduct predictive studies in their organisations.
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