Individual Differences at Work

Deniz S. Ones, Chockalingam Viswesvaran

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5 Scopus citations
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Individual Differences
Number of pages31
ISBN (Electronic)9781444343120
ISBN (Print)9781444334388
StatePublished - Jan 1 2011


  • Cognitive ability, single best determinant - of overall job performance, task performance, learning and training success
  • General mental ability, general information processing capacity - associated with job-related knowledge, and skill acquisition
  • Individual differences and real-world outcomes - cognitive abilities and personality
  • Individual differences at work - role that individual differences play in work settings
  • Intrinsic career satisfaction and extrinsic career success - career satisfaction and salary and promotions
  • Job performance, "scalable actions, behavior and outcomes - employees engaging in or bringing about, linked with and contributing to organizational goals"
  • Job performance, vital constructs for organizations - individuals, and economies at large, success of organizations and productivity of workforces
  • Key workplace competencies - accurate and expeditious decision-making and communication, and general cognitive ability
  • Personality attributes, key insights into performance at work - the Big-Five personality factors, conscientiousness predicting overall job performance
  • Usefulness of individual differences' attributes - in work settings, relationships documented for broad spectrum of behaviors and outcomes at work

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