Personality in Work Organizations

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SAGE Publications, 2002 - Business & Economics - 252 pages
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Organizations are finding an ever-more-pressing need to select people with high probabilities of adjusting to and succeeding in work situations. To understand how and why individuals frame the same set of environmental factors differently, this thorough review of personality theory and measurement in work settings isolates the specific vital impacts on behavior in industrial and organizational settings.

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He holds the Pilot Oil Chair of Excellence in Management and Industrial/Organizational Psychology at The University of Tennessee. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Society. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of Utah in 1970, soon after which he was awarded a National Research Council Post-doctorate. He joined the faculty at the Institute of Behavior Research, Texas Christian University, where he attained the rank of Professor and headed the Organizational-Industrial Research Group. In 1980, he moved to the Georgia Institute of Technology where he was a Professor of Psychology and Coordinator of the Industrial/Organizational Psychology Program. Dr. James moved to The University of Tennessee in 1988.

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