Author: L. Khorramdel
Vienna Personality Inventory for Students

Please note that this product can only be administered if you have a valid Vienna Test System administration software license for VTS online or a local VTS version 8.2.00 or higher.

Field of Application+

Detailed Description+

Assesses behaviors and attitudes relevant to successful progress in and completion of a university course.
The WSP-2 is a personality questionnaire based on the respondent’s self-assessment; it is intended primarily for use in one-to-one counseling. The inventory is also used in course entry testing (academic testing) to collect additional information relevant to academic success. The assessment of personality characteristics is an important supplement to the testing of cognitive abilities when the aim is to predict academic performance or success at work. This test yields self-assessments on the following scales: Organization, Accuracy and Conscientiousness, Independence and Initiative, Realistic Self-assessment, Motivation, Frustration Tolerance, Social Competence, Emotional Competence and Self-confidence.

Test forms+

One test form.


Respondents indicate the extent to which particular statements apply to them, using a four-point answer scale. The previous answer can be corrected once.


Work-related aspects of personality




approx. 30 minutes if all subtests are presented


Norms for ages 19+ (convenience sample).

Test administration+

Controlled Mode

Products specifications
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DimensionsWork-related aspects of personality
Test typePersonality Structure Inventories