The Research behind our assessments

Thrive Matters uses psychometric assessments that have been created by some of the world’s top psychology researchers and validated in peer-reviewed academic journals.

All the assessments we use are

  • Reliable: The assessment measures consistently across time and across people
  • Valid: The assessment measures what it says it measures

Every psychometric assessment should be both reliable and valid.

The Research behind our insights

The findings and feedback that we share with you are based on published academic research. Your strengths can predict a lot about your life outcomes, both personal and work. We aim to empower you with that knowledge.

We include links to references to research and articles so that you can read more about the topics that interest you.

Thrive Matters to You

The Research behind Thrive Matters as an individual

  • Only 1 out of 3 workers can name their strengths (National Geographic, 2015)
  • Only 17% of workers believe they are using their strengths at work most of the time (National Geographic, 2015)
  • Personality (measured by Big 5 personality traits) can predict life outcomes
  • People who focus on their strengths “flourish on multiple levels that include the biological, personal, relational, institutional, cultural, and global dimensions of life.” (Seligman and Csikszentmihalyi, 2000)
  • People enjoy their work more when they are utilizing their strengths
  • People who know and use their strengths at work are more likely to feel fulfilment, optimism and pride, which are all key to thriving as an individual

Thrive Matters to Organizations

The Research behind Thrive Matters for an organization

  • Employees are more engaged when they are utilizing their strengths
  • Employees who know and use their strengths are more likely to:
    • Enjoy their work and feel pride in it
    • Be productive, effective and feel fulfilled
    • Go the extra mile at work; to help the company and to help colleagues
  • Employees want this more than vacation. Gallup research in 2014 showed that what employees wanted, even more than benefits such as vacation, is a company that focuses on and develops their strengths (Gallup)
  • They also tend to be happier... and happier employees are 12% - 31% more productive (Oswald et al, 2014, Lyubomirsky, 2005)