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Personality psychology in the workplace
Roberts, Brent.
First edition.
Publication Information:
Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, c 2001.
Physical Description:
xv, 337 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Introduction : Personality and industrial and organizational psychology / Robert T. Hogan and Brent W. Roberts -- I/Owes its advances to personality / Leaetta M. Hough -- Citizenship performance : its nature, antecedents, and motives / Walter C. Borman and Louis A. Penner -- Personality at work : criterion-focused occupational personality scales used in personnel selection / Deniz S. Ones and Chockalingam Viswesvaran -- A rose by any other name : are self-esteem, generalized self-efficacy, neuroticism, and locus of control indicators of a common construct? / Timothy A. Judge and Joyce E. Bono -- Accuracy in personality judgment : research and theory concerning an obvious question / David C. Funder -- Conquering the next frontier : modeling personality data with item response theory / Michael J. Zickar -- The personality hierarchy and the prediction of work behaviors / Sampo V. Paunonen and Adelheid A.A.M. Nicol -- The character of self-enhancers : implications for organizations / Richard W. Robins and Delroy L. Paulhus -- Personality and individual differences in the workplace : person-organization-outcome fit / Adrian Furnham -- Selecting the right stuff : personality and high-reliability occupations / Rhona Flin -- Moral integrity in leadership : why it matters and why it may be difficult to achieve / Nicholas Emler and Tina Cook -- Ego depletion, the executive function, and self-control : an energy model of the self in personality / Roy F. Baumeister.
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Developments in measurement and methodology demonstrate the indisputable relevance of personality psychology in the workplace. This analysis of the subject covers topics such as personnel selection, job performance, worker management, and the study of leadership.

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Should industrial/organizational psychologists understand personality theory for their practice? For instance, should they recommend that job applicants take personality tests and that recruitment ads specify the personality characteristics required? The contributors of the 13 papers in this collection answer yes, and they make a convincing argument. The papers combine many practical prompts (e.g., the use of job-focused occupational personality scales) with some theoretical musings (e.g., on self-regulation in the context of self theory). Except for chapters 7 and 9, all the papers were presented at a 1999 conference, though even some of the latter include citations from 2000 and even 2001. The perspective is Western; contributors are mostly from the US, with some from Great Britain and Canada. Each paper is outlined in the first chapter, but none includes an abstract or summary (always helpful in a set of academic readings). Except for this and the occasional copyediting glitch, the book meets the usual high standards of American Psychological Association publications. Upper-division undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, and practitioners. A. J. Auerbach Wilfrid Laurier University

Table of Contents

Robert T. Hogan and Brent W. RobertsLeaetta M. HoughWalter C. Borman and Louis A. PennerDeniz S. Ones and Chockalingam ViswesvaranTimothy A. Judge and Joyce E. BonoDavid C. FunderMichael J. ZickarSampo V. Paunonen and Adelheid A. A. M. NicolRichard W. Robins and Delroy L. PaulhusAdrian FurnhamRhona FlinNicholas Emler and Tina CookRoy F. Baumeister
Contributorsp. ix
Forewordp. xi
Prefacep. xiii
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
Chapter 1 Introduction: Personality and Industrial and Organizational Psychologyp. 3
Part 1 The Personality-I/O Interface
Chapter 2 I/Owes Its Advances to Personalityp. 19
Chapter 3 Citizenship Performance: Its Nature, Antecedents, and Motivesp. 45
Chapter 4 Personality at Work: Criterion-Focused Occupational Personality Scales Used in Personnel Selectionp. 63
Chapter 5 A Rose by Any Other Name: Are Self-Esteem, Generalized Self-Efficacy, Neuroticism, and Locus of Control Indicators of a Common Construct?p. 93
Part 2 Measurement and Assessment Issues in Applied Personality Psychology
Chapter 6 Accuracy in Personality Judgment: Research and Theory Concerning an Obvious Questionp. 121
Chapter 7 Conquering the Next Frontier: Modeling Personality Data With Item Response Theoryp. 141
Chapter 8 The Personality Hierarchy and the Prediction of Work Behaviorsp. 161
Chapter 9 The Character of Self-Enhancers: Implications for Organizationsp. 193
Part 3 Emerging Themes in Applied Personality Psychology
Chapter 10 Personality and Individual Differences in the Workplace: Person--Organization--Outcome Fitp. 223
Chapter 11 Selecting the Right Stuff: Personality and High-Reliability Occupationsp. 253
Chapter 12 Moral Integrity in Leadership: Why It Matters and Why It May Be Difficult to Achievep. 277
Chapter 13 Ego Depletion, the Executive Function, and Self-Control: An Energy Model of the Self in Personalityp. 299
Author Indexp. 317
Subject Indexp. 329
About the Editorsp. 337