Synopses & Reviews
Fascinating insights into what influences behavior on the job. Here, leading psychologists examine the entire spectrum of individual differences and show how they affect personality, vocational interests, job performance, and work dysfunctions. Cutting-edge theory and research no manager should miss.
Industrial and organizational (I/O) psychologists have long been interested in individual differences but have usually focused on differences in cognitive abilities. In the last several years, however, there has been an explosion of interest in noncognitive individual differences. I/O psychologists are now considering a much wider range of individual difference variables such as personality, orientation, interests, and values - and are linking them to a greater number of potential outcomes in such areas as organizational citizenship and commitment to the organization and the job. Individual Differences and Behavior in Organizations pulls together existing research and stimulates new ways of thinking about how individual differences affect people's behaviors and experiences in organizations.
Table of Contents
Foreward: Sheldon Zedeck.
INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCE DOMAINS.
Individual Differences and Behavior in Organizations: Much More Than g.
Personality Traits, Taxonomies, and Applications in Organizations.
Vocational Intersests: Matching Self-Concept with the Work Environment.
Trait and State Affect.
THE ROLES OF INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES.
Orientation Toward the Job and Organization.
Work Motivation and Goal Striving.
The Substantive Nature of Job Performance Variability.
Adapting to Roles in Decision-Making Teams.
Interpersonal Relations in Organization.
Work Dysfunctions and Mental Disorders.
Perceptions of Organizational Climate.
Leaving the Organization.
Learning About Individual Differences by Taking Situations Seriously.
When Individual Differences Aren't.