Personality at Work: The Role of Individual Differences in the Workplace

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1 Characteristics which separate the two worlds—academics and consultants xxii
1.1 A research model for examining the relationship between personality and work 11
1.2 Some of the main factors predicting occupational behaviour 13
2.1 Average correlations between interest test scores and job performance for selected occupations 47
2.2 Average correlations between personality test scores and job performance for selected occupations 48
2.3 Average correlations between intelligence test scores and job performance for selected occupations 49
2.4 The four learning styles according to Kolb’s theory 88
3.1 Hypothetical relationship between personality and efficiency in two types of office design 96
3.2 A model describing the effects of pyschosocial stress in terms of fit between the person and the environment. Concepts within circles are discrepancies between the adjoining concepts. Solid lines indicate causal effects. Broken lines indicate contributions to interaction effects 97
3.3 Correlations from the hexagonal model. The correlations in parentheses are from Holland’s original work, the uppermost correlations are from Furnham and Schaeffer (1984) while the lower correlations are from Furnham and Walsh (1991) 103
5.1 A model of entrepreneurship 173
5.2 The process of entrepreneurship 176
5.3 Person/situation influences of entrepreneurship 177
5.4 Tendencies toward non-entrepreneurial or entrepreneurial activity 181
5.5 Decision autonomy and financial risk 196
8.1 Sequential stage model in the development of an accident 259
8.2 Job-related factors that lead to stress 267

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