The first volume in The SAGE Handbook of Industrial, Organizational and Work Psychology introduces key concepts in personnel and employee performance from cognitive ability and the psychological predictors used in assessments to employee and team values. The editor and contributors present a clear overview of key research in the areas of behaviour change and how to assess individual job performance - making Volume I indispensable for anyone working in or studying Human Resource Management.

Individual Job Performance

Individual Job Performance

Individual Job Performance
Michael B. Harari Chockalingam Viswesvaran


Even a cursory review of the Industrial, Work, and Organizational (IWO) Psychology literature reveals that job performance is a centrally important construct. Indeed, job performance is widely studied in the IWO literature. Many interventions derived from IWO Psychology, such as selection and training, are intended to influence individual job performance (Aguinis & Kraiger, 2009; Schmidt & Hunter, 1998). Data pertaining to individual job performance are used for a variety of critical purposes in organizations, including administrative decision-making, providing developmental feedback, research (e.g., validation studies), and documentation (Aguinis, 2013; Cleveland, Murphy, & Williams, 1989; Murphy & Deckert, 2013). Individual job performance forms the basis for team and organizational ...

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