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Hogan MVPI, Hogan Motives, Values and Preferences Inventory

Motives, Values, Preferences Inventory

The MVPI identifies a person's core values i.e. what people want rather than what they may do in certain situations. It enables participants to gain insight into the driving forces "inside" them that naturally engages or creates satisfaction.

Further Information

Great companies often point to their culture as a primary reason for their greatness. When we examine an organisation's culture, we find that it reflects the values of its leaders and members. This insight was the basis for the development of the Motives, Values, Preferences Inventory.

Use and Application 

Job roles and work environments that align to MVPI drivers are likely to generate natural success. This MVPI can significantly assist to select talent that "fits" the prevailing work culture as well as support job role fit.

Scientific research and peer review 

Want to find out more about the MVPI and the research behind this model? We have a number of resources and blogs to help:

Features & Benefits 


Key Features Key Benefits
Describes the work environments created by leaders Research says people often leave because of "the boss" - not the job.
This provides insights around what direct reports might experience working for their boss.
Evaluates the fit between a person's values and an organisation's culture to predict both occupational success and job satisfaction A mismatch of fit to an organisation's culture is a key reason for Talent Turnover.
If job tasks align with motivational drivers and prevailing culture, people are more likely to stay.
No invasive questions, no adverse impact, validated in over 100 organisations on working adults A trusted and reliable tool, known for scientific rigour.
Multiple language on-line test items and instant report output with 24hr availability Flexible implementation across international boundaries with various report options.

MVPI Scales

  • Recognition
  • A desire to known, seen, visible, famous, and a lifestyle guided by a search for opportunities to be noticed and dreams of fame and high achievement, whether or not they are fulfilled.
  • Power
  • A desire to succeed, make things happen, make a difference and outperform ones competition.
  • Hedonism
  • The pursuit of fun, excitement, pleasure, and a lifestyle organised around eating, drinking and entertaining.
  • Altruistic
  • A desire to help others, a concern for the welfare of the less fortunate in life, and a lifestyle organised around public service and the betterment of humanity.
  • Affiliation
  • Concerns needing and enjoying frequent and varied social contact, and a lifestyle organised around social interaction.
  • Tradition
  • A belief in and dedication to values such as family, church, thrift, hard work, appropriate social behaviour, and a lifestyle that reflects these themes.
  • Security
  • A need for predictability and structure, and efforts to avoid risk and uncertainty - especially in the employment area and a lifestyle organised around minimising errors and mistakes.
  • Commerce
  • An interest in earning money, realising profits, finding new business opportunities, and a lifestyle organised around investments and financial planning.
  • Aesthetics
  • A need for self-expression, in a dedication to quality, an interest in how things look, fell, sound, and close attention to the appearance of work products.
  • Science
  • Concerns being interested in science, comfortable with technology, and preferring data-based - as opposed to intuitive - decisions , and wanting to know how things work.