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Personality in Work Organizations / Edition 1

Personality in Work Organizations / Edition 1

by Lawrence R. (Robert) James, Michelle D. Mazerolle


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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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ISBN-13: 9780761902966
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 12/06/2001
Series: Foundations for Organizational Science
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction to the Series
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
Differential Framing
Closing Comments
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