Jim Asplund, Gallup
Sangeeta Agrawal, Gallup
Tim Hodges, Gallup
Jim Harter, Gallup
Shane J. Lopez, Clifton Strengths Institute
Gallup’s Clifton StrengthsFinder is an online assessment of personal talent that identifies areas in which an individual has the greatest potential for building strengths.
The Clifton StrengthsFinder presents 177 items that each consists of a pair of potential selfdescriptors. These items are based on the theory and research foundation associated with semi-structured personal interviews that Selection Research Incorporated and Gallup (Harter, Hayes, & Schmidt, 2004; Schmidt & Rader, 1999) used for more than 30 years. Developed through rational and empirical processes, researchers have repeatedly subjected the Clifton StrengthsFinder to psychometric examination. A summary of reliability and validity evidence gathered to date appears in this report.
The report also presents the primary application of the Clifton StrengthsFinder as the evaluation that initiates a strengths-based development process in work and academic settings.