Lecture3_Personality_Organizations

Lecture3_Personality_Organizations - Personality in...

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Personality in Organizations September 3, 2007
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Person -Situation Interaction Framework This week we will focus on the “Person” side of the equation. Key questions What is personality? How is personality measured? What does personality predict?
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Personality Definition The unique and relatively stable pattern of behavior, thoughts and emotions shown by individuals.
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How is Personality Measured? History leading up to the Big 5 Galton (1822-1911) first recognized that personality traits are encoded in language. Allport (1936) used dictionaries to identity 18,000 trait terms. Cattell (1957) eliminated synonyms and reduced the list to 171. By early 1980’s 5 distinct factors were identified.
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BIG 5 Personality Inventory (OCEAN) O penness to Experience C onscientiousness E xtraversion A greeableness N euroticism
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Definition : A tendency to enjoy new experiences and new ideas. Organizational
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