Emotional Intelligence Test

Seligman Attributional Style Questionnaire (SASQ)

When you have a challenging position to fill that requires significant investment in training and support, the Seligman Attributional Style Questionnaire (SASQ) constitutes a valuable tool that digs far deeper than any resume or interview in predicting those personal qualities that will consistently move your organization forward.

Research, validated by more than 500 studies at over 100 universities around the world, has proven the importance of the ability to overcome adversity in the workplace. The test, administered to over 400,000 prospective and current employees from over 75 companies in many different industries, confirms the benefits of optimistic employees.

Startlingly accurate employee profiles

Developed by psychologist, educator, and author Dr. Martin Seligman, the SASQ is based on Dr. Seligman’s theory of “Learned Optimism” and provides a startlingly accurate portrait of candidates based on their individual degrees of persistence, optimism, and resilience in the face of adversity.

Seligman discovered that optimistic salespeople, for instance, outsell pessimists by 37 percent during their first two years, and that extremely optimistic salespeople outsell extreme pessimists by 88%. Statistics gathered from a wide range of industries confirm the SASQ as an uncannily effective tool for hiring and retaining your workforce.

Although the virtue of optimism is well documented, our ability to accurately assess its presence during the hiring process is a new and effective addition to the employer’s arsenal.