Lecture 3 Personality Organizations

Lecture 3 Personality Organizations - Personality in...

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Personality in Organizations September 8, 2008
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Person -Situation Interaction Framework This week we will focus on the “Person” side of the equation. Key questions today What is personality? How is personality measured? What does personality predict? Key questions on Wednesday What are the criticisms of the personality approach? How can we make information about personality useful?
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Personality Definition The unique and relatively stable pattern of behavior, thoughts and emotions shown by individuals.
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Where do we get our personalities from? Research on twins suggests that many traits have genetic origins. On average, genetic inheritance accounts for 50% of the variance in personality traits of identical twins reared together or apart. Genetic inheritance can even explain work attitudes such as job satisfaction among identical twins reared apart. Example: Genetics accounted for 31% of the variance in job satisfaction.
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How is personality measured?
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