Personality has emerged as a key factor when trying to understand why people think, feel, and behave the way they do at work. Recent research has  linked personality to important aspects of work such as job performance, employee attitudes, leadership, teamwork, stress, and turnover. This handbook brings together into a single volume the diverse areas of work psychology where personality constructs have been applied and investigated, providing expert review and analysis based on the latest advances in the field.


chapter 1|7 pages

The Long and Winding Road

An Introduction to the Handbook of Personality at Work
ByNeil D. Christiansen, Robert P. Tett

part I|162 pages

Foundations and Theoretical Perspectives

chapter 2|19 pages

Theoretical and Empirical Structures of Personality

Implications for Measurement, Modeling, and Prediction
ByFred L. Oswald, Leaetta Hough, Jisoo Ock

chapter 3|23 pages

Advancing Our Understanding of Processes in Personality–Performance Relationships

ByJeff W. Johnson, Robert J. Schneider

chapter 4|18 pages

Socioanalytic Theory

ByRobert Hogan, Gerhard Blickle

chapter 5|30 pages

Trait Activation Theory

Applications, Developments, and Implications for Person–Workplace Fit
ByRobert P. Tett, Daniel V. Simonet, Benjamin Walser, Cameron Brown

chapter 6|28 pages

Individual Differences in Work Motivation

Current Directions and Future Needs
ByJohn J. Donovan, Tanner Bateman, Eric D. Heggestad

chapter 7|24 pages

Implicit Personality and Workplace Behaviors

ByNicholas L. Vasilopoulos, Brian P. Siers, Megan N. Shaw

chapter 8|18 pages

Multilevel Perspectives on Personality in Organizations

ByAnupama Narayan, Robert E. Ployhart

part II|352 pages

Assessment of Personality at Work

chapter 9|18 pages

History of Personality Testing Within Organizations

ByMichael J. Zickar, John A. Kostek

chapter 10|35 pages

A Review and Comparison of 12 Personality Inventories on Key Psychometric Characteristics

ByMatthew S. Prewett, Robert P. Tett, Neil D. Christiansen

chapter 11|27 pages

Personality and the Need for Personality-Oriented Work Analysis

ByThomas A. O’Neill, Richard D. Goffin, Mitchell Rothstein

chapter 12|28 pages

Personality Testing and the “F-Word”

Revisiting Seven Questions About Faking
ByRichard L. Griffith, Chet Robie

chapter 13|18 pages

Applicant Reactions to Personality Tests

Why Do Applicants Hate Them?
ByLynn A. McFarland

chapter 14|34 pages

Breadth in Personality Assessment

Implications for the Understanding and Prediction of Work Behavior*
ByThomas A. O’Neill, Sampo V. Paunonen

chapter 15|23 pages

Cross-Cultural Issues in Personality Assessment

ByFilip De Fruyt, Bart Wille

chapter 16|36 pages

Type Theory Revisited

Implications of Complementary Opposites for the Five-Factor Model of Personality and Organizational Interventions
ByJames H. Reynierse

chapter 17|27 pages

Trait Interactions and Other Configural Approaches to Personality

ByMindy K. Shoss, L. A. Witt

chapter 18|20 pages

Assessing Personality in Selection Interviews

ByPatrick H. Raymark, Chad H. Van Iddekinge

chapter 19|18 pages

Assessing Personality With Situational Judgment Measures

Interactionist Psychology Operationalized
ByMichael C. Campion, Robert E. Ployhart

chapter 20|20 pages

Personality From the Perspective of the Observer

Implications for Personality Research and Practice at Work
ByBrian S. Connelly

chapter 21|21 pages

Assessment Centers and the Measurement of Personality

ByNeil D. Christiansen, Brian J. Hoffman, Filip Lievens, Andrew B. Speer

chapter 22|25 pages

Content Analysis of Personality at Work

ByJennifer M. Ragsdale, Neil D. Christiansen, Christopher T. Frost, John A. Rahael, Gary N. Burns

part III|296 pages

Applications of Personality to the Psychology of Work

chapter 23|18 pages

Legal Issues in Personality Testing

ByMark J. Schmit, Ann Marie Ryan

chapter 24|22 pages

Personality and the Analysis, Design, and Delivery of Training

ByChristina L. Wilson, Jason L. Huang, Kurt Kraiger

chapter 25|26 pages

Incorporating Personality Assessments Into Talent Management Processes

ByDavid Bartram, Fred Guest

chapter 26|15 pages

Validity of Personality for Predicting Citizenship Performance

ByWalter C. Borman, Jeffrey S. Conway

chapter 27|27 pages

Personality and Counterproductive Work Behavior

ByJesús F. Salgado, Silvia Moscoso, Neil Anderson

chapter 28|18 pages

What Personality Does and Does Not Predict and Why

Lessons Learned and Future Directions
ByKevin R. Murphy, Paige J. Deckert, Samuel T. Hunter

chapter 29|20 pages

Personality and Vocational Behavior

ByJo-Ida C. Hansen

chapter 30|21 pages

Mood, Emotion, and Personality

ByJennifer M. George

chapter 31|26 pages

The Role of Personality in Occupational Stress

A Review and Future Research Agenda
ByNathan A. Bowling, Steve M. Jex

chapter 32|26 pages

Personality and Job Attitudes

ByBradley J. Brummel, Nathan A. Bowling

chapter 33|28 pages

Personality and Work Teams

ByJames E. Driskell, Eduardo Salas

chapter 34|24 pages

The Personality of Leaders

From Vertical to Shared Leadership
ByTiffani R. Chen, Stephen J. Zaccaro

chapter 35|23 pages

A Developmental Perspective on the Importance of Personality for Understanding Workplace Behavior

ByChristopher D. Nye, Brent W. Roberts

part |44 pages


chapter 36|16 pages

Cultural, Contextual, and Measurement Challenges for the Paradigm of Personality Science

ByGerard Saucier, Amber Gayle Thalmayer

chapter 37|12 pages

The Past, Present, and Future of Research Into Personality at Work

ByAdrian Furnham

chapter 38|14 pages

Personality Psychology in the Workplace

The New Revolution
ByRobert P. Tett