Personal Responsibility Map® and At-Risk High School Students


The focus of this blog is on the use of our Personal Responsibility Map® and skill intervention system in helping at-risk students to identify and develop key emotional intelligence skills for success in school and life.

Personal Responsibility—Achieving Academic and Career Goals™ is a research-based assessment and skill intervention system related to goal setting and achievement. A core assessment in our Personal Responsibility program is the Personal Responsibility Map. The twelve scales in the map can be broken down as follows:

Goal Achievement Potential

  • Scale 1: Goal Setting
  • Scale 2: Self Efficacy
  • Scale 3: Values Congruence
  • Scale 4: Achievement Drive
  • Scale 5: Supportive Environment
  • Scale 6: Self-Esteem

Personal Responsibility for Goal Achievement

  • Scale 7: Self-Control
  • Scale 8: Self-Management
  • Scale 9: Problem Solving
  • Scale 10: Resiliency
  • Scale 11: Self Improvement
  • Scale 12: Personal Responsibility

The Personal Responsibility Map  is used to help identify goal achievement potential and links to our comprehensive skill intervention system.

Three Critical Skill Areas for At-Risk Youth

A dissertation by Marky Ellison Smith in 2004* investigated how at-risk high school students scored on our Personal Responsibility Map. The three scales that were consistently low for this student population were Goal Setting, Self-Control and Self-Management.

Personal Responsibility Map Results

No surprise here, for in order to set and achieve goals you must possess the skills of self-control and self-management. To develop self-management skills, you must first develop self-control.  In goal setting and goal achievement, controlling your emotions (self-control) is the first step before learning to manage your time, talents and resources (self-management).

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*Smith, Marky Ellison, A Mixed Paradigm Study of Transformational Learning Programs for At-Risk High School Students  (2004).

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About the Author:

Terry Schmitz is the founder and owner of The Conover Company. Terry has been involved in the development of assessments for both education and corporations for over 30 years. He has developed hundreds of job-specific assessment systems that link to skill building systems.

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