Personality in Work Organizations / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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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.
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Table of Contents
Introduction to the SeriesPreface1. 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 Comments3. 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 Unwanted4. 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 Comments5. Three Fertile Domains for Future Personality Research in Organizations Integrative Models of Personality Assessment Coherence Differential Framing Closing CommentsReferencesIndexAbout the Authors