Chapter 5 - QFR

Chapter 5 - QFR - Evgeniy Bukatin Pr. Adou-Dy BUS 308...

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Evgeniy Bukatin Pr. Adou-Dy BUS 308 October 26, 2011 Chapter 5 – Questions for Review 1. What is personality? How do we typically measure it? What factors determine personality? According to Gordon Allport, personality is "the dynamic organization within the individual of those psychophysical systems that determine his unique adjustments to his environment." Personality can be considered as all the possible ways in which an individual interacts with others. Personality tests are most common way to measure traits a person exhibits, managers often use self-report surveys. Self-report surveys are easy to make but can be bias, the test taker can lie or rate him or herself more conscientious and emotionally stable especially if they know their scores are going to be used for hiring decisions. Observer-ratings surveys are also used to measure personality. Observer-ratings mean that a co-worker or another observer observes the worker and does the rating. There are two factors that determine personality: hereditary and environmental factors. Heredity factors include person’s biological, physiological, and inherent psychological makeup. 2.
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