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A definitive, authoritative and up-to-date resource for anyone interested in the theories, models and assessment methods used for understanding the many factes of Human personality and individual differences. Volume 1: Personality Theories and Models deals with the major theoretical models underlying personality instruments.

Personality Assessment in Organizations
Personality assessment in organizations

The goal of this chapter is to summarize evidence and practices regarding personality assessment in organizations toward realizing the full potential of personality at work. Reviews in this area are emerging with increasing frequency, some focusing on particular questions (e.g. criterion validity; Barrick and Mount, 1991; Hogan and Holland, 2003), others broader in scope (e.g. Hough and Furnham, 2003; Rothstein and Goffin, 2006). Although most reviews encourage use of personality tests in organizations, a number of factors affecting personality-outcome linkages have been overlooked or underplayed, leading to gross underestimates of the potential of personality tests to contribute to organizational success. Failure to appreciate these factors puts the future of personality testing in work settings at risk (cf. Morgeson ...

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