How it Works
After reading each MPD Self-Assessment Survey statement, online respondents are asked to mark the extent to which they agree or disagree with each statement.
The statements of the 39-question survey are organized into six categories:
Self, Others, My Family, God and Religion, My Life and Destiny, and My Personal Life.
For example, in the My Life and Destiny category, one of the statements reads: "I do want to find out if God has given me special talents and gifts to be of service to others." A strong agreement with such a statement may indicate a possible interest or potential in a priestly or religious vocation.
Scores on certain statements
rank those taking the vocational self-assessment
survey from having a modest to a strong
expressed interest in the priesthood or
religious life. A numerical score is calculated
based on responses to individual questions.
score is a possible indicator of one's
in regards to a potential priestly or religious
vocation. The numerical scores can be interpreted
♦ 500+ Strong potential
♦ 400-499 Moderate potential
♦ 300-399 Slight potential
The survey is meant only to
be a tool of affirmation and one facet
Your Score and Emailed Response
Reporting procedures for the
MPD Self-Assessment Survey consist of an
immediate on-screen score given upon completion
of the survey. This score is also emailed
to the survey taker. The email lists the
three segments mentioned above, and it
gives encouragement for the person to continue
seeking God`s will through intense prayer
and spiritual direction to discover one's
vocation. The score and email is provided
at no cost. It can be taken again and again.
Optional Four to Six-Page
An individualized analysis of
four to six pages can be sent to the survey
taker via email for a nominal fee. This
analysis consists of the individual's reponses
to questions in the survey. It
highlights key strengths as well as areas
needing attention. For example, the analysis
"Your over-all score on this Pre-Discerner
Instrument was in the Top Segment of the
various Groupings. This may, or may not,
surprise you. It would mean that this letter
could be an important event in your life,
and certainly God is saying something special
to you for your future."
The analysis, on the other hand,
will also highlight areas of concern, as
for example, if areas of morality are not
thought to be important in the life of
a Christian. For example,
"You marked a 'Weak Agree' to the taking
of drugs or alcohol for thrills, 'highs,'
fun, etc. If this is not a mismark ....
do pray about the strength of your convictions
regarding the use of drugs and/or alcohol
for thrills, kicks, or 'highs'; it may
also be good to talk this matter over
with an adult you respect and trust."
left is the first part of a sample analysis
An invitation to get this analysis
is made with the email that is sent to
the survey taker. Click through, and make
payment via a secure PayPal connection.
You will soon receive your four to six-page
analysis via email.