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YDNARDALE A. GANZON
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EXERCISE
A.
1.) This questionnaire consists of 55 brief statements. Rea
each statements and describehow well it describes you.
Be honest about yourself. Remember, no one does
everything very well, nor is it even good to do
everything very well.
2.) Select one of the numbers to indicate how well the
statement describes you.
5= Always
4= Usually
3= Sometimes
2= Rarely
1= Never
3.) Number your notebook from 1 to 55. Beside the
number, rate yourself using the scale in number 2.
Example: 1.2
This person who responded to the item above
wrote a 2 indicating that he rarely does statement # 1.
4.) Some statements may be similar but no two are exactly
alike.
5.) Please answer all questions.
PECs Self-Rating Questionnaire
__ 1.) I look for things that needed to be done.
__ 2.) When faced with a difficult problem, I spend a lot
of time trying to find a solution.
__ 3.) I complete my work on time.
__ 4.) I am bothered when things are not done very well.
__ 5.) I prefer situations in which I can control the
outcomes as much as possible.
__ 6.) I like to think about the future.
__ 7.) I first gather a great deal of information before
starting a new task or project.
__ 8.) I plan a large project by breaking it down into
smaller tasks.
__ 9.) I get others to supports my recommendations.
__10.) I feel confident that I will succeed at whatever I try
to do.
__ 11.) No matter who Im talking to, Im a good listener.
__ 12.) I do things that need to be done before being
asked to by others.
__ 13.) I try several times to get people to do what I
would like them to do.
__ 14.) I keep the promises I make.
__ 15.) My own work is better than that of other people I
work with
__ 16.) I dont try something new without making sure I
will succeed.
__ 17.) Its a waste of time to worry about what to do
with my life.
__ 18.) I seek the advice of people who know a lot about
the tasks I am working on.
__ 19.) I think about the advantages and disadvantages
of different ways of accomplishing things.
__ 20.) I do not spend much time thinking how to
influence others.
__ 21.) I change my mind if others disagree strongly with
me.
__ 22.) I feel resentful when I dont get things done my
way.
__ 23.) I like challenges and new opportunities.
__ 24.) When something gets in the way of what I am
trying to do, I keep on trying to accomplish what I
want.
__ 25.) I am happy to do someone elses work if
necessary to get the job done on time.
__ 26.) Im bothered when my time is wasted.
__ 27.) I weigh my chances of succeeding or failing
before I decide to do something.
__ 28.) The more specific I can be about what I want out
of life, the more chances I have to succeed.
__ 29.) I take action without wasting time gathering
information.
__ 30.) I try to think of all the problems I may encounter
and plan what to do if each problem occurs.
__ 31.) I get important people to help me accomplish my
goals
__ 32.) When trying something difficult or challenging I
feel confident that I will succeed.
__ 33.) In the past, I have had failures.
__ 34.) I prefer activities I know well and with which I am
comfortable.
__ 35.) When faced with a major difficulty, I quickly go
on to other things.
__ 36.) When I am doing a job for someone, I make a
special effort to make sure that a person is happy
with my work.
__ 37.) Im never entirely happy with the way things are
done; I always think there must be a better way.
__ 38.) I do things that are risky.
__ 39.) I have a very clear plan for my life.
__ 40.) When working on a project for someone, I ask
many questions to be sure I understand what that
person wants.
__ 41.) I deal with problems for someone, I ask many
question to be sure I understand what that person
wants.
__ 42.) In order to reach my goals, I think of solutions
that benefit everyone involved in a problems.
__ 43.) I do very good work.
__ 44.) There have been occasions when I took
advantage of someone.
__ 45.) I try things that are new and different from what I
have done before.
__ 46.) I try several ways to overcome things that get in
the way of reaching my goals.
__ 47.) My family and personal life are more important to
me than work deadlines I set for myself
__ 48.) I find ways to complete tasks faster at work and
at home.
__ 49.) I do things that others consider risky.
__ 50.) I am as concerned about meeting my weekly
goals as I am for my yearly goals.
__ 51.) I go to different sources to get information or to
get help with tasks or projects.
__ 52.) If one approach to a problem does not work, I
think of another approach.
__ 53.) I am able to get people who have strong opinions
or ideas to change their minds.
__ 54.) I stick with my decisions even if others strongly
disagree with me.
__ 55.) When I dont know something, I dont mind
admitting it.



B. Below is a PECs Profile Sheet, Copy this on your
notebook. On a scale of 0 to 25 (with 0 to mean absent and 25
to signify very strongly present), put an X over the point
that approximates the presence or absence of the PECs
listed on the left side of the profile sheet.
Example: If you feel that on a scale of 0 to 25 you rate 20 as
far as opportunity-seeking is concerned, it will
appear as follows:
Opportunity-Seeking

0 5 10 15 20 25
If you find it difficult to provide an estimate rating for
your PECs, read the behavior indicators again and reflect on
how you have or you would have exhibited them under
various circumstances.
As soon as you have finished plotting, connect all Xs to
complete the graphing.









PECs Profile Sheet




Read the Instruction carefully.
0 5 10 15 20 25
Self-Confidence
Persuasion and Networking
Systematic Planning and Monitoring
Information Seeking
Goal-Setting
Risk-Taking
Demand for Quality and Efficiency
Commitment to the Work Contract
Persistence
Opportunity-Seeking
PECs Scores
PECs Scores
1.) Refer to your answer in the Self-Rating Questionnaire in Part A. Copy the table
below in your notebook and enter your ratings on the lines above the item
numbers in parenthesis. Notice that the item numbers in each column are
consecutive. It will be much easier for you to transfer your ratings vertically than
horizontally.
Ratings of Statements Score______ _PECs_____
__ + __ + __ - __ + __ + 6 = _____ Opportunity Seeking
(1) (12) (23) (34) (45)
__ + __ + __ - __ + __ + 6 = _____ Persistence
(2) (13) (24) (35) (46)
__ + __ + __ + __ - __ + 6 = _____ Commitment to the Work
(3) (14) (25) (36) (47) Contract
__ + __ - __ + __ + __ + 6 = _____ Demand for Quality and
(4) (15) (26) (37) (48) Efficiency
__ - __ + __ + __ + __ + 6 = _____ Risk-Taking
(5) (16) (27) (38) (49)
__ - __ + __ + __ + __ + 6 = _____ Goal-Setting
(6) (17) (28) (39) (50)
__ + __ - __ + __ + __ + 6 = _____ Information Seeking
(7) (18) (29) (40) (51)
__ + __ + __ - __ + __ + 6 = _____ Systematic Planning and
(8) (19) (30) (41) (52) Monitoring
__ - __ + __ + __ + __ + 6 = _____ Persuasion and
(9) (20) (31) (42) (53) Networking
__ + __ - __ + __ + __ + 6 = _____ Self-Confidence
(10) (21) (32) (43) (54)
__ - __ - __ - __ + __ + 18 = _____ Correction Factor

2.) As soon as you have finished filling in the 55 lines, do
the addition and subtraction indicated in each row to
complete each PEC score. Take note that for each row
there is always one subtraction to perform and an
addition of a constant number 6 at the end, except for
the last row where you have three subtraction
operations and a constant number 18. Make sure that
your sum on any PEC row (except the last row) does not
exceed 25. If it does, review your addition and
subtraction.
3.) The last row of your score sheet is marked Correction
Factor. The Correction Factor(the total of items 11,
22, 33, 44, and 55) is used to determine whether or not a
person tries to present a very favorable image of himself
or herself. Now look at your total for this row. If your
total score for this factor is 20 or greater, then the total
scores for the 10 PECs must be corrected to provide a
more accurate assessment of the strength of your PECs
score. If it is 19 or less, then this original score will also
be your corrected total.
4.) Copy the correction sheet on the next page and use it to
correct each PEC score. Under the column marked
Original Score, copy the score for each of your PEC.
In determining what number to fill in under the column
marked Correction Number, use the following bases:

If the correction factor Subtract the following
Score is: number from each PEC
Score
24 or 25 7
22 or 23 5
20 or 21 3
19 or less 0
Your Correction Number will apply to all the PECs.
Then, subtract the Correction Number from the
Original Score to get the Corrected Total.













Corrected Score Sheet
PECs Original Correction Corrected
Score Number Total
Opportunity Seeking _______ - _______ = ______
Persistence _______ - _______ = ______
Commitment to the
Work Contract _______ - _______ = ______
Demand for Quality
and Efficiency _______ - _______ = ______
Risk-Taking _______ - _______ = ______
Goal-Setting _______ - _______ = ______
Information-Seeking _______ - _______ = ______
Systematic Planning
and Monitoring _______ - _______ = ______
Persuasion and
Networking _______ - _______ = ______
Self-Confidence _______ - _______ = ______






5.) Refers to the PECs Profile Sheet that you accomplished
in Part A of this exercise. Using a different color pen,
transfer the Corrected Total for each PEC to the Profile
Sheet by marking an X at the appropriate point on the
horizontal line for PEC.
Example: If the score for opportunity-seeking is 17,
it will appear as follows:
Opportunity-Seeking
: ____ : ____ : ____ : ____ : ____ :
0 5 10 15 20 25
Draw a heavy vertical line connecting the Xs for each
PEC. You have now constructed your PECs Profile.
6.) Organize a five-member discussion group with
Classmates. Discuss the following questions:
a.) Which of the two graphs do you think better
approximates your PECs? Why?
b.) Based on the second graph, which PECs are you
strong at relative to the other PECs (that is, those
with ratings higher than most of the PECs)?
c.) Which PECs are you weak at relative to the other
PECs (that is, those with ratings lower than most of
the PECs)?
d.) After reviewing the results of your Self-Rating
Questionnaire and discussing your PECs Profile
with some of your classmates, single out three (3)
PECs in particular to focus your attention on. These
are PECs you either want to strengthen because
they are weak ones or PECs you want to build on
further because they are already strong. Copy and
answer the following.
PEC 1: _____________________________________________
This PEC is one of my:
( ) Strengths
( ) Weaknesses
( ) Neither a strength nor a weakness
If it is a weakness, how can you strengthen it?
If it is a strength, what will you do to build on this
further?
PEC 2: ______________________________________________
This PEC is one of my:
( ) Strengths
( ) Weaknesses
( ) Neither a strength nor a weakness
If it is a weakness, how can you strengthen it?
If it is a strength, what will you do to build on this
further?