Employee Thriving Index

Akshay Sharan

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Note: This test review was published by BPS on 1st December 2017

Description of the Test

The Thriving Index is a profiling tool for assessing personal strengths and work orientations. This questionnaire measures strengths rather than the more fixed personality characteristics normally measured by similar questionnaire.

Originally developed in the Middle East region from local source data representative of six countries including UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman and Bahrain, the Thriving Index has been further validated on UK, Indian and other international samples.

The Thriving Index has multiple applications and is intended for use in a number of contexts including:

•Coaching and mentoring


•Work problem diagnosis

•Promoting higher performance and productivity

•Identifying development needs

•Team building

The Thriving Index has 86 questions presented as single statements, to which respondents indicate their agreement using a 6-point Likert scale. It is a standardized assessment which allow comparisons between people and has a variety of norm groups available, with a special emphasis on GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) countries.

The questionnaire comprises 85 Likert-style questions measuring 10 broad factors (strengths), 27 finer sub-factors and social desirability bias. The test is administered online in one sitting, taking around 15 minutes to complete. Scores are calculated separately in each sub factor and factor by averaging the answers to contributing items. The 10 factors (27 sub-factors in brackets) comprising the Thriving Index are:

•Mindset (Growth; Flexibility)

•Fortitude (Buoyancy; Determination)

•Efficacy (Confidence; Preparedness)

•Vitality (Energy; Positivity; Zest)

•Achievement (Absorption; Mastery; Ambition)

•Accountability (Ambiguity;  Conviction; Responsibility)

•Affiliation (Teamwork; Empathy; Autonomy)

•Drive (Intrinsic; Extrinsic; Extra Role)

•Ingenuity (Curiosity; Analytical; Creativity)

•Authenticity (Ethics; Values)

Authors: David Jones & Radhika Punshi

Test Publisher: The Talent Enterprise

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