The Johnson O’Connor Research Foundation is a nonprofit scientific research and educational organization with two primary commitments: to study human abilities and to provide people with a knowledge of their aptitudes that will help them derive more satisfaction from their lives by discovering their natural potential.

Since 1922, hundreds of thousands of people have used our aptitude testing service to find direction in educational and career planning, whether still in school, seeking employment, or making mid-life career changes.

Our approach to understanding the individual has continued to evolve over the last eighty plus years.

We are always conducting research to improve our aptitude measures, discover new aptitudes, and enhance our ability to interpret aptitude test scores for our clients and the public at large. We keep in touch through bulletins and follow-ups with our examinees and we test workers in diverse occupational groups to help us better understand aptitude patterns.


Since its inception as a nonprofit, the Johnson O’Connor Research Foundation has had two goals: to further – by research, tests, measurements, publications, and teaching – an understanding of human beings and of their actions, both as individuals and in groups, and to make the results available to the public; and to collect data in connection with the activities to be conducted and then to explain the significance of such data, and to disseminate the knowledge so acquired. 

Through our testing program, clients learn about their particular set of natural traits which then empowers them to make educated choices about school and work. Through our research, publications, and presentations, we contribute to a wider understanding of humans as individuals.

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