Adjustment tests are used to test how well a person copes or adjusts to his environment. In psychology, adjustment refers to the behavioral process of balancing conflicting needs, or needs challenged by obstacles in the environment. Successful adjustment is crucial to having a high quality of life. Well adjusted people have better inter-personal and social skills, are more successful professionally /academically and have better relationships
Those who are unable to adjust well are more likely to have clinical anxiety or depression, as well as experience feelings of hopelessness, difficulty concentrating, sleeping problems and reckless behavior.
The Adjustment test we use is Global Adjustment scale which measures a student’s or adult’s adjustment in 6 different areas like
- Family relationships
- Social Environment
- School / Work
- Sex / Marital behaviour
In case the scores show a maladjustment in any area supportive counseling is given to understand the reason and to help one find more resources or options and/or change their perspective and learn better adjustment skills.
Procedure of Adjustment Test
Before the test the client and spouse/parent go through a counseling session to understand the problems the client is facing, the reasons etc. This is followed by the actual tests and ends with a session where the results and a plan for the future is discussed. This might be followed by future sessions as discussed and decided by the client and the therapist.
Who is an Adjustment Test for
This test is useful for people who are facing any kind of problems related to work or academics or relationships and cannot understand why. It can also be useful with a person who has a low self esteem or keeps feeling stuck in life. The scores of this give a framework for therapy by pin-pointing the areas which need work and better options to deal with them. It can be used with children and adult alike.