Personality at Work

Personality at Work

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Personality at Work examines the increasingly controversial role of individual differences in predicting and determining behaviour at work. It asks whether psychological tests measuring personality traits can predict behaviour at work, such as job satisfaction, productivity, as well as absenteeism and turnover. Importantly, it is a critical and comprehensive review of that literature from psychology, sociology and management science which lies at the interface of personality theory, occupational psychology and organizational behaviour. Drawing on a vast body of published material, Adrian Furnham describes for the first time current state of knowledge in this area. The result is a volume which will be an enormously useful resource to the researcher and practitioner, as well as students of psychology, management science and sociology. Personality at Work is the only exhaustive and incisive multi-disciplinary work to assess the role of psychological testing in the management of the work place.Many of these a#39;abilitiesa#39; are a mixture of ability, interest and values, but mechanical ability (or aptitude) is a complex mix of other aptitudes and characteristics because it consists of spatial visualization, reasoning and experience. ... For instance, the General Aptitude Test Battery (GATE) was developed by the United States employment counsellors in the ... These standard score norms were derived from a sample of 4000 cases representative of the working population of the Unitedanbsp;...

Title:Personality at Work
Author:Adrian Furnham
Publisher:Routledge - 2002-09-11


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