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Title:Social skills, personality, occupational interests, and job performance: A multivariate structural analysis
Author(s):Moberg, Philip John
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Drasgow, Fritz
Department / Program:Psychology
Discipline:Psychology
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):Psychology, Social
Psychology, Industrial
Abstract:This paper proposes a conceptual model of job performance and describes a study that was designed to evaluate the model. The conceptual model specifies directional relations among proposed antecedents of job performance. The model hypothesized that personality traits and occupational interests influenced proficiency in job-related social skills, and thus job performance. Computer assessments of two conflict-resolution and administrative decision-making skills were administered to participants. Printed inventories assessing personality traits and occupational interests were also administered. Behavioral ratings of conflict-resolution and decision-making actions were obtained from supervisors and coworkers. Structural equations modeling was used to assess the fit of the model. The data offered marginal support for the models of job-related social skills, but no support for the global model of job performance. This paper identifies several factors that may have negatively influenced the results, and makes several recommendations for future research.
Issue Date:1996
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/20178
Rights Information:Copyright 1996 Moberg, Philip John
Date Available in IDEALS:2011-05-07
Identifier in Online Catalog:AAI9625168
OCLC Identifier:(UMI)AAI9625168


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