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Personality and Work: Reconsidering the Role of Personality in Organizations

Murray Barrick (Editor), Ann Marie Ryan (Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-7879-6037-7
400 pages
April 2003, Pfeiffer
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The subject of personality has received increasing attention from industrial/organizational psychologists in both research and practice settings over the past decade. But while there is an overabundance of information related to the narrow area of personality testing and employee selection, there has been no definitive source offering a broader perspective on the overall topic of personality in the workplace. Personality and Work at last provides an in-depth examination of the role of personality in work behavior. An array of expert authors discusses the connection of personality to a wide range of outcomes beyond performance, including counterproductive behaviors, contextual performance, retaliatory behaviors, retention, learning, knowledge creation, and the process of sharing that knowledge. Throughout the book, the authors present theoretical perspectives, introduce new models and frameworks, and integrate and synthesize prior studies in ways that will stimulate future research and practice.

Contributors to this volume include: Murray R. Barrick, Michael J. Cullen, David V. Day, Ed Diener, J. Kevin Ford, Lewis R. Goldberg, Leaetta Hough, Jeff W. Johnson, Martin J. Kilduff, Amy Kristof-Brown, Katherine E. Kurek, Richard E. Lucas, Terence R. Mitchell, Michael K. Mount, Frederick L. Oswald, Ann Marie Ryan, Paul R. Sackett, Gerard Saucier, Greg L. Stewart, Howard M. Weiss

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Foreword (Neal Schmitt).

Preface.

The Contributors.

1. The Structure of Personality Attributes (Gerard Saucier, Lewis R. Goldberg).

2. The Happy Worker: Hypotheses About the Role of Positive Affect in Worker Productivity (Richard E. Lucas, Ed Diener).

3. Situational and Motivational Influences on Trait-Behavior Relationships (Murray R. Barrick, Terence R. Mitchell, Greg L. Stewart).

4. Toward a Better Understanding of the Relationship Between Personality and Individual Job

Performance (Jeff W. Johnson).

5. Dispositional Influences on Affective Experiences at Work (Howard M. Weiss, Katherine E. Kurek).

6. Personality and Counterproductive Workplace Behavior (Michael J. Cullen, Paul R. Sackett).

7. Toward an Understanding of the Multilevel Role of Personality in Teams (Greg L. Stewart).

8. Self-Monitoring Personality and Work Relationships: Individual Differences in Social Networks (David V. Day, Martin Kilduff).

9. Understanding the Dynamic Learner: Linking Personality Traits, Learning Situations, and Individual Behavior (J. Kevin Ford, Frederick L. Oswald).

10. Focusing on Personality in Person-Organization Fit Research: Unaddressed Issues (Ann Marie Ryan, Amy Kristof-Brown).

11. Emerging Trends and Needs in Personality Research and Practice: Beyond Main Effects (Leaetta M. Hough).

12. Research Themes for the Future (Michael K. Mount, Murray R. Barrick, Ann Marie Ryan).

Name Index.

Subject Index.

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Murray R. Barrick is the Stanley M. Howe Leadership Chair at the Tippie College of Business at the University of Iowa. He is a fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) and the American Psychological Association. The author of numerous scholarly articles and chapters, he also serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Applied Psychology and Personnel Psychology.

Ann Marie Ryan is a professor of industrial/organizational psychology at Michigan State University and president of Employee Research Group, a consulting firm. She is president of Division 14 of the American Psychological Association as well as president of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology.

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