Date of this Version

December 1995

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Details

Glen Guy and Richard Hicks (1995) Personality characteristics of human services students and the selection of adult applicants for professional training.

Journal of Applied Social Behaviour Vol. 2, No. 1, 1995.

Pulished by the School of Social Science: Queensland University of Technology.

Reproduced with permission © Copyright Glen Guy and Richard Hicks.



In 1990, the School of Social Science at the Queensland University of Technology introduced an innovative undergraduate degree program known as a Bachelor of Social Science (Human Services) course. From the beginning the demand for entry to the course was high, particularly from non-school leavers and mature age applicants. Non-school leaver (adult) applicants were selected on the basis of their responses to a questionnaire, and on their group and interview performance.

This article describes briefly the nature of the Human Services course, then presents the data available for the combined 1991 and 1992 student groups in relation to their personal type or style. linking these with the perceived success of the selection procedure.



This document has been peer reviewed.


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