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.
Table of Contents
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.