publication . Doctoral thesis . 2009

Measuring Personality in Context: Improving Predictive Accuracy in Selection Decision Making

Hoffner, Rebecca Ann;
Open Access
  • Published: 05 May 2009
  • Publisher: Virginia Tech
  • Country: United States
Abstract
This study examines the accuracy of a context-sensitive (i.e., goal dimensions) measure of personality compared to a traditional measure of personality (NEO-PI-R) and generalized self-efficacy (GSE) to predict variance in task performance. The goal dimensions measure takes a unique perspective in the conceptualization of personality. While traditional measures differentiate within person and collapse across context (e.g., Big Five), the goal dimensions measure employs a hierarchical structure where the item level (i.e., first-order) is based on behaviors in a given context, and at the dimension level (i.e., second-order) each behavior is organized by organizatio...
Subjects
free text keywords: Personality, Selection, Social Cognition, Self-efficacy
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