Why borderline personality features adversely affect job performance: The role of task strategies Academic Article uri icon


  • This study examined how Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and its components influence job performance. BPD is theorized to adversely affect the generation of task strategies in the workplace which results in poor job performance. In this study, 180 college students completed the Borderline Scale from the Personality Assessment Inventory (PAI-BOR; Morey, 1991) followed by a work-related simulation. While none of the facets of BPD related to task strategy, the composite of borderline negatively related to task strategy, which was positively related to task performance. Thus, borderline appears to have an indirect effect on task performance through task strategy. 2011 Elsevier Ltd.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Thompson, R. J., Payne, S. C., Horner, M. T., & Morey, L. C.

citation count

  • 11

complete list of authors

  • Thompson, Rebecca J||Payne, Stephanie C||Horner, Margaret T||Morey, Leslie C

publication date

  • January 2012