Topic: Big Five Model Feedback: A study involving more than 20,000 employees from many professions showed that conscientiousness had the strongest (most positive) effects on job performance and training performance. 44. Nora wants to be a buyer for Marstons Stores. She knows that they are looking for outgoing, social people. She purposely tries to present herself as an extrovert on the personality test that she takes even though she is shy and retiring. What is the likely result of this? A. Nora might get the job, but find she is unhappy in the role. B. Nora will not get the job. It is impossible to “fake” your personality on a test. C. Nora will get the job. The test is simply pro forma and no one looks at the results. D. The test will show that Nora is unstable. E. The test will flag Nora as someone who is not truthful and should not be hired by the company. AACSB: Analytical Thinking Accessibility: Keyboard Navigation Blooms: Understand Difficulty: 2 Medium Learning Objective: 03-03 Illustrate the ways in which personality can affect school and work performance. Feedback: Despite widespread use, many experts argue that the typical personality test is not a valid predictor of job performance/success. One reason might be that many test takers don’t describe themselves accurately, but instead try to guess what answers the employer is looking for. 45. ____________ is associated with entrepreneurialism. A. Introversion B. Spatial intelligence C. Openness to experience D. Proactivity E. Emotional stability AACSB: Knowledge Application Accessibility: Keyboard Navigation Blooms: Remember Difficulty: 2 Medium Learning Objective: 03-03 Illustrate the ways in which personality can affect school and work performance. Feedback: Proactive personality is linked to intentions to be entrepreneurial. 46. Terrance applies for a job at Jos Smith & Co. He prepares for the interview and expects some form of personality testing. Instead, after the interview, he is given a computer game to play. What does this represent? A. The game will measure Terrence’s top five dimensions of personality. B.The game will assess Terrence’s cognitive abilities and thought processes. C. The game is designed to measure Terrence’s response rate. D. The game is meant to relax Terrence and will be followed by the standard multiple choice personality test. E. The game will measure Terrence’s computer skills. AACSB: Knowledge Application Accessibility: Keyboard Navigation Blooms: Remember Difficulty: 2 Medium Learning Objective: 03-03 Illustrate the ways in which personality can affect school and work performance. Feedback: Companies such as Pymetrics and Knack use games that help assess cognitive abilities, thought processes, and other characteristics. The intended advantage is that prospective employees will be assessed on how they play or what they actually do, rather than on their answers to multiple-choice questions or a self-report instrument.