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Personality in Work Organizations

by Lawrence James R and Mazerolle Michelle D SAGE Publications, Inc
Pub Date:
12/2001
ISBN:
9780761902966
Format:
Pbk 264 pages
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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.
CONTENTS
The Role of Personality in Organizations \ Fundamental Concepts of Personality \ Personality Variables \ The Measurement of Personality in Organizational Settings \ Three Fertile Domains For Future Personality Research in Organizations

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

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