Fifteen Factor Questionnaire +

Please contact Team Focus to discuss how you might access or use it or call 01628 637338.

Please contact Team Focus to discuss how you might access or use it or call 01628 637338.

Test Details and Sample Reports

An essential part of any well-rounded assessment and selection process. The 15FQ+™ is extremely popular in graduate and management recruitment, especially when coupled to the Team Focus Interview Prompts report; and as part of in-depth executive development programmes.

The Fifteen Factor Questionnaire+ (15FQ+) is the latest questionnaire built on 50 years of pioneering research by the eminent psychologist, Ray Cattell.

It provides an in-depth view of personality and overcomes many of the limitations of other sixteen factor questionnaires, not least by providing an independent measure of ‘intellectance’ (confidence in intellectual abilities) rather than ability per se. As with other contemporary questionnaires it also maps onto the Five Factor Model:

  • Openness: Pragmatism-Openness;
  • Conscientiousness: Low self-control –High self-control;
  • Extraversion: Introversion – Extraversion;
  • Agreeableness: Independence-Agreeableness;
  • Neuroticism: Low Anxiety-High Anxiety.

The 16 factors measured by the 15FQ+™ paint a detailed picture of the ‘bright side’ of a person’s personality: what they are usually like. They can also be used to provide additional information on things like team role, leadership and negotiating style.

Use to :

understand personality traits

Use for :

selection, development and career guidance

Suitable for :

Duration :

Untimed, typical completion time 25 to 30 minutes

Number of items :


Reliability :

16 primary scales 0.74 – 0.85

Norms :

UK general population

Costs :

£30 + VAT (online Admin, Administrator's and Combined Reports)

Training required

Delivery online

Paper delivery

User Guide

Example Candidate Reports

Sample Admin Report