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Personality
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Today’s Class Personality - What it it? Why Use Personality Tests in Organizations? How is Personality Assessed What does Personality Measure Some Popular Personality Measures - and some that shouldn’t be How Personality is applied in Organizations
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What is Personality? The unique organization of characteristics (thoughts, feelings and behaviours which define an individual and determine that person’s pattern of interaction with the environment (Allporte, 1961) Relatively enduring characteristics of the individual Historical debate over the validity of personality behaviour stable or varies across situations
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The Interactionist Perspective Person Factors Environmental Factors Behaviour X = e.g. personality e.g. situation
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Why Use Personality? Most often used for selection, promotion and development jobs involve interactions with others personality is orthogonal to cognitive ability concept of “job” is being replaced with “competencies”
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This note was uploaded on 05/31/2011 for the course MGT B23 taught by Professor D.zweig during the Fall '10 term at University of Toronto- Toronto.

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