1st Edition

Handbook of Personality at Work

Edited By Neil Christiansen, Robert Tett Copyright 2013
    952 Pages
    by Routledge

    952 Pages 51 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

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    Personality has emerged as a key factor when trying to understand why people think, feel, and behave the way they do at work. Recent research has  linked personality to important aspects of work such as job performance, employee attitudes, leadership, teamwork, stress, and turnover. This handbook brings together into a single volume the diverse areas of work psychology where personality constructs have been applied and investigated, providing expert review and analysis based on the latest advances in the field.


    Series Foreword Jeannette N. Cleveland and Kevin R. Murphy Foreword Paul R. Sackett Preface 1. The Long and Winding Road: An Introduction to the Handbook of Personality at Work Neil D. Christiansen and Robert P. Tett Section I: Foundations and Theoretical Perspectives 2. Theoretical and Empirical Structures of Personality: Implications for Measurement, Modeling and Prediction Fred Oswald, Leaetta Hough, and Jisoo Ock 3. Advancing Our Understanding of Processes in Personality-Performance Relationships Jeff W. Johnson and Robert J. Schneider 4. Socioanalytic Theory Robert Hogan and Gerhard Blickle 5. Trait Activation Theory: Applications, Developments, and Implications for Workplace Fit Robert P. Tett, Daniel Simonet, Benjamin Walser, and Cameron Brown 6. Individual Differences in Work Motivation:  Current Directions and Future Needs John V. Donovan, Tanner Bateman, and Eric D. Heggestad 7. Implicit Personality and Work Behaviors Nick L. Vasilopoulos, Brian P. Siers, and Megan N. Shaw 8. Multilevel Perspectives on Personality in Organizations Anupama Narayan and Robert E. Ployhart Section II: Assessment of Personality at Work 9. History of Personality Testing within Organizations Michael J. Zickar and John Kostek 10. Evaluating Personality Tests: A Psychometric Review of Major Personality Inventories Matthew Prewett, Robert P. Tett, and Neil D. Christiansen 11. Personality and the Need for Personality-Oriented Work Analysis Thomas A. O'Neill, Richard Goffin, and Mitchell Rothstein 12. Personality Testing and the “F Word”: Revisiting Seven Questions about Faking Rich L. Griffith and Chet Robie 13. Applicant Reactions to Personality Tests: Why do Applicants Hate Them? Lynn A. McFarland 14. Breadth in Personality Assessment: Implications for the Understanding and Prediction of Work Behavior Th


    Neil D. Christiansen, Ph.D., is a professor of psychology at Central Michigan University where he teaches courses in personnel psychology, personality psychology, and structural equation modeling. His research interests focus on advancing our understanding of the relationship between personality and work behavior.

    Robert P. Tett, Ph.D., is an associate professor of industrial/organizational psychology and director of the I/O program at the University of Tulsa where he teaches courses in I/O psychology, personnel selection, leadership, and statistics. His research interests lie primarily in personality testing in work settings and in managerial and leadership competence.

    “This is a comprehensive and timely resource on the important topic of personality at work. The respective chapter authors are internationally known and respected for their scholarship on topics that are integral to personality in work contexts. The handbook is certain to be an exceptional resource for students as well as scholars interested in issues of personality theory, assessment, and application in organizations.”--David V. Day, Winthrop Professor / Woodside Chair in Leadership and Management, University of Western Australia Business School

     "This handbook provides a comprehensive state-of-the-art overview of personality in the work context. The chapter authors are a who’s who of personality researchers who provide overviews of both major and minor topics, linking personality to a wide range of organizational phenomena. Included, among others, are chapters on cross-cultural issues,  job performance, leadership, selection, stress, and training. The book can serve as a valuable resource for researchers, students and others who want a thorough overview of research on personality in work settings."--Paul Spector, Distinguished Professor Department of Psychology, University of South Florida

    "There is not an area of work psychology that has failed to be deeply impacted by the growing literature on personality science. This book, edited by two leading researchers in the area of personality at work, is sure to be widely read and referenced in a research area that continues to be vibrant. The chapters, written by many of the leading figures in the field, provide both a comprehensive coverage and deep analysis of many of the issues, trends, and controversies that continue to enliven the field. I highly recommend the book both to the expert and the newcomer to this important area." --Timothy A. Judge, Ph.D. Franklin D. Schurz Chair, University of Notre D