The globalized nature of work in the new millennium implies that human resource management, psychological theories of personnel and individual behaviour in the workplace have to change and evolve. This volume mainly focuses on theories, techniques and methods used by industrial and work psychologists. A set of internationally renowned authors summarize advances in core topics such as analysis of work, work design, job performance, performance appraisal and feedback, workplace counterproductivity, recruitment and personnel selection, work relevant individual difference variables (cognitive ability, personality), human-machine interactions, human errors, training, learning, individual development, socialization, methods, and measurement.

The Structure, Measurement, Validity, and use of Personality Variables in Industrial, Work, and Organizational Psychology

The structure, measurement, validity, and use of personality variables in industrial, work, and organizational psychology

This chapter describes the evolution of personality taxonomies and proposes a working set of personality taxons for use in conjunction with the Big Five to enhance our understanding of the role of personality in work settings. We also chronicle significant contributions of personality variables in describing and predicting effective work behaviors. We summarize findings describing the importance of personality variables as they relate to career and occupational choice, organizational choice, training, satisfaction, leadership, and occupational health and safety. We also provide a thorough review of (a) methods of assessing personality variables (including the questionnaire method, self ...

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