The Hogan Motives, Values, Preferences Inventory (Hogan MVPI)

The Hogan Motives, Values Preferences Inventory (MVPI) reveals a person’s core values, goals and interests. Motives, values, and preferences are considered to be largely stable; they tend to change very little as a person grows older – what attracts you now will have the same impact on you later.

What can the Hogan MVPI be used for?

The Hogan MVPI identifies what a person wants to do, rather than what a person may need to do in certain situations. This information is invaluable as it enables a person to identify in which environment they will perform best.

Because the assessment can reveal a person’s values and goals and interests, the Hogan MVPI is used for a wide variety of purposes including the following:

Individual assessment

The Hogan MVPI identifies which motives and values are most significant for an individual. This assists the individual with their career planning, as well as helping their understanding as to how they may best relate with their team and organisational culture.

Team development

The Hogan MVPI identifies the profile of a team and illustrates where the values and priorities within the team match (or don’t match). By using the Hogan MVPI for team profiling, the team gains an awareness and appreciation of diversity within the team, as well as identifying possible internal sources of conflict, enabling better team building.

Management development

The Hogan MVPI is also important when applied within a senior management team. Hogan MVPI profiling can assist in resolving diverse personal agendas, establishing agreement on the values and culture the organisation should have and enabling leadership and management development.

Measures of motives, values, and interests through the MVPI are different from personality measures. Personality measures (such as MBTI, HPI or HDS psychometric tests) provide insight as to how an individual may behave given a certain situation. Motives, values and interests inventories instead provide an insight in to what a person feels the need to do. Motives, values and interests inventories instead provide an insight into what an individual feels the need to do.

The Hogan MVPI assessment test takes about 20 minutes to complete.

How do I arrange the Hogan MVPI assessment?

Alison Price is a Chartered Psychologist and an Occupational Psychologist who is experienced in applying psychometrics, including the Hogan MVPI, and has the required qualifications to administer the assessment and provide valuable feedback one-to-one.

Should you be interested in using the Hogan MVPI, whether for your own development or within your organisation, please contact Alison for further information.