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Inter-individual differences in intra-individual variability in personality within and across contexts

Beckmann, N.; Birney, D.P.; Beckmann, J.F.; Wood, R.E.; Sojo, V.; Bowman, D.

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Authors

D.P. Birney

R.E. Wood

V. Sojo

D. Bowman



Abstract

This study focuses on intra-individual variability in personality at work, and how it relates to job performance. 288 professionals completed contextualised adjective-based personality assessments in work and non-work contexts, and a non-contextualised personality measure. Ratings of their personality were also obtained from colleagues, family members and friends. Supervisors provided performance ratings for 130 participants. Results indicate that personality is context- and source-dependent, and varies systematically within contexts intra-individually regardless of source. Whilst this variability was predictive of some performance criteria when based on other-ratings, overall predictive effects were small in number and size. This study adds to the relatively small body of research on personality variability and performance and contributes to the conceptualisation of personality as a dynamic construct.

Citation

Beckmann, N., Birney, D., Beckmann, J., Wood, R., Sojo, V., & Bowman, D. (2020). Inter-individual differences in intra-individual variability in personality within and across contexts. Journal of Research in Personality, 85, Article 103909. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jrp.2019.103909

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Dec 16, 2019
Online Publication Date Dec 17, 2019
Publication Date 2020-04
Deposit Date Dec 19, 2019
Publicly Available Date Dec 17, 2021
Journal Journal of Research in Personality
Print ISSN 0092-6566
Electronic ISSN 1095-7251
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 85
Article Number 103909
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jrp.2019.103909
Public URL https://durham-repository.worktribe.com/output/1280527

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