Personality. MBUS 612 Prof. Elloy. Personality. Personality is an organized whole Personality appears to be organized into patterns Personality is a product of social and culture environments Personality involves both common and unique characteristics
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Research finding: Conscientiousness is the best
(but not a strong) predictor of job performance
Relative strength of an individual's identification and involvement in an organization. Three characteristics:
1. Strong belief in and acceptance of organizational goals and values
2. Willingness to exert conscious effort on behalf of the organization.
3. Strong desire to maintain membership in the organization.
People tend to attribute the causes of their
behavior primarily to either themselves or
A. People who believe they control the events that affect their lives are said to possess an internal locus of control.
B. Those who believe their performance is the product of circumstances beyond their immediate control are said to possess an external locus of control.
Extent to which you are tolerant of new, unfamiliar information or situations.
Extent to which you are tolerant of multiple, distinctive or unrelated information.
Extent to which you are tolerant of problems that are very difficult to solve.
In general, the more tolerant people are of novelty, complexity an
insolubility – the more likely they are to succeed as managers in
information – rich, ambiguous environments.
Believe they control the events and consequences that affect their lives
Performance is the product of circumstances beyond their control
"A belief about one's own
based on an
"Self-perceived value that
individuals have of themselves
as organization members
acting within an
- Managerial respect - Organizational structure
- Job complexity
- Global self-esteem - Intrinsic motivation - Citizenship behavior - Job performance - General satisfaction - Organizational commitment and satisfaction
The need to establish and maintain a relationship
with other people.
The need to maintain a satisfactory balance of
power and influence in relationships.
The need to form close and personal relationships
- Everyone needs to maintain a relationship with other people, to be
included in their activities, and to include them in one's own activities.
- Need to maintain a satisfactory balance of power and influence in
1. The need to control others, or expressed control
2. The need to be controlled, or wanted control
- The need to form close personal relationships with others
1. The need for expressing affection toward other people
2. The need for wanting affection to be expressed toward them