PERSONALITY AND JOB PERFORMANCE: A CRITIQUE OF THE TETT, JACKSON, AND ROTHSTEIN (1991) METAANALYSIS Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Tett, Jackson, and Rothstein (1991) recently presented a metaanalysis of the relationship between personality and job performance. Many of their findings, particularly those pertaining to the Big Five personality dimensions, are at odds with one other large scale metaanalytic study (Barrick & Mount, 1991) investigating the relation between personality and performance. In order to reconcile these new results with previous findings, we examined differences in the sample sizes used, the process for assigning preexisting scales to personality dimensions, and the nature of the jobs investigated. In addition, we found four technical errors in the Tett et al. moderator metaanalyses in computing sampling error, the bias correction, sampling error for bias corrected correlations, and computing sampling error variance across studies. These errors raise serious questions about the interpretation of their results for various moderators of the personalityjob performance relationship. Copyright 1994, Wiley Blackwell. All rights reserved

published proceedings

  • Personnel Psychology

altmetric score

  • 0.5

author list (cited authors)

  • ONES, D. S., MOUNT, M. K., BARRICK, M. R., & HUNTER, J. E.

citation count

  • 59

complete list of authors

  • ONES, DENIZ S||MOUNT, MICHAEL K||BARRICK, MURRAY R||HUNTER, JOHN E

publication date

  • January 1, 1994 11:11 AM

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