From a rational standpoint: Analyzing nuances in the utility of Western psychological tests as assessment tools in the Philippines

2013 IJRSP – Volume 2 Issue 1


Datu, Jesus Alfonso*
De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines (


The paper examines current pragmatic worth and considerations in the use of Western psychological tests by reviewing pertinent literature which encompasses definition of psychological testing and assessment, specific standards set by local and international standards with respect to administration, scoring and interpretation of psychological tests, emerging issues and challenges, and newer paradigms in the delivery of psychological assessment. It identifies explicit concerns and recommends directions in the utility of such psychological tests by counselors, psychologists, counselors-in-training and students.

Keywords: assessment tools; Philippines; projective techniques; supervision; Western psychological tests



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