Personality in Work Organizations

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SAGE Publications, 2002 - Business & Economics - 252 pages
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This is a book about the past, present and future of personality at work. It begins by introducing the principal concepts of current personality theory. A concerted effort is made to communicate the sense of coherence that exists among the components of personality such as needs, traits, social cognition, and emotions. The `Five Factor Model′ of traits is described. This work also gives an overview of the techniques used to evaluate personality and is a useful guide to personality research with suggestions on how it can be integrated into organizational research.

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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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