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Personality in Work Organizations



December 2001 | 264 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Why is there a resurgence of interest in personality in organizational research? Why have organizations turned to personality experts to assist in the early identification of employees who are likely to be motivated, conscientious, prosocial, and stable?

Organizations are finding an ever-more-pressing need to select people with high probabilities of adjusting to and succeeding in work situations. To understand how and why individuals frame the same set of environmental factors differently, this thorough review of personality theory and measurement in work settings isolates the specific vital impacts on behavior in industrial and organizational settings. Topics addressed include:

  • Job performance
  • Leadership
  • Team functioning
  • Interdepartmental conflict
  • Tardiness and attrition
  • Mental and physical health
  • Motivation
  • Integrity

Personality at Work is an excellent resource for researchers, scholars, and advanced students. 


 
Introduction to the Series
 
Preface
 
1. The Role of Personality in Organizations
John's Description of His Supervisor  
The View of John's Coworkers  
Use of Personality and Social Cognition to Explain Individual Differences in Framing  
General Comment: Personality in Organizations  
Organization of This Book  
 
2. Fundamental Concepts of Personality
Traits: The Behavioral Indicators of Personality  
Causes of Traits: Needs (Motives)  
The Mediating Role of Social Cognition in Need-Trait Relationships  
Concluding Comments  
 
3. Personality Variables
Prominent Traits in Contemporary Personality  
Broad Categories of the Social Cognitions That Are Used to Justify Characteristic Behavioral Adjustments  
Implicit Biases: Wanted or Unwanted  
 
4. The Measurement of Personality in Organizational Settings
Criteria for Evaluating Measurement Procedures  
Exemplars of Measurement Techniques for Personality  
An Efficient, Indirect System for Measuring Implicit Reasoning Biases  
Model for Empirical Validation Analyses  
Psychometric Evaluation of the Conditional Reasoning Test for Aggression  
Concluding Comments  
 
5. Three Fertile Domains for Future Personality Research in Organizations
Integrative Models of Personality Assessment  
Coherence  
Differential Framing  
Closing Comments  
 
References
 
Index
 
About the Authors

An interesting read for anyone studying Applied Psychology. I will be recommending this as an essential read for my Organisational Psychology module.

Dr Kevin Wilson-Smith
Department of Applied Psychology, University of Cumbria
February 19, 2013

A detailed attempt at addressing issues of personality in work organisations. A keep-in view text.

Mr CHINEDU UWABUIKE
Management , London School of Economics and Political Science
December 18, 2012

Too focused for class requirements

Dr Mark Loon
The Business School, Gloucestershire University
July 20, 2011

For myself, I found this book very useful and interesting. And also recommended to my colleagues and students.

Mr Essa Ummar Sheriff
CMI, British Institute of Technology & E-commerce
March 29, 2011
Key features
  1. There are few books on personality for organizational researchers.
  2. This is one of the few books on personality that integrates trait theory with social cognition.
  3. This is one of the very few books that gives attention to implicit cognition.
  4. This is the only book that presents conditional reasoning.

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