OB Ch 2 - Individual Behaviour Personality and Learning...

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Individual Behaviour   Personality and Learning Chapter Two
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Personality and Organizational Behaviour n The role of personality in organizational  behaviour has often been debated in what is  known as the “person-situation debate” n This has led to three approaches: n The dispositional approach; person  is responsible  for their behaviour n The situational approach; situational factors affect  the way people behave n The interactionist approach; combination of  situational and dispositional; 
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Personality and the Situation n Personality has the strongest effect in weak  situations.; personality is more influential;  roles and regulations are not defined clearly n Personality has less of an impact in strong  situations.; people know what they have to do; 
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The Five-Factor Model of Personality Five basic but general dimensions that describe personality: n Extraversion  (sociable, talkative Vs. withdrawn, shy) n Emotional stability/neuroticism  (stable, confident Vs.  depressed, anxious);  n Agreeableness  (tolerant, cooperative Vs. cold, rude) n Conscientiousness  (dependable, responsible Vs. careless,  impulsive); related to emotional stability n Openness to experience  (curious, original Vs. dull,  unimaginative)
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Some additional personality  characteristics n
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