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Personality in Work Organizations

Personality in Work Organizations

January 2002 | 264 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This is a book about the past, present and future of personality at work. It begins by introducing the principal concepts of current personality theory. A concerted effort is made to communicate the sense of coherence that exists among the components of personality such as needs, traits, social cognition, and emotions. The `Five Factor Model' of traits is described. This work also gives an overview of the techniques used to evaluate personality and is a useful guide to personality research with suggestions on how it can be integrated into organizational research.
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

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.

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

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