The Incremental Validity of Honesty-Humility over Cognitive Ability and the Big Five Personality Traits

Human Performance, 27:206-224, 2014 DOI: 10.1080/08959285.2014.913594

35 Pages Posted: 2 Mar 2014 Last revised: 31 Dec 2016

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In‐Sue Oh

Temple University - Department of Human Resource Management

Huy Le

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Daniel S. Whitman

Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge

Kwanghyun Kim

Korea University Business School

Tae-Yong Yoo

Kwangwoon University

Jong-Oh Hwang

Kwangwoon University

Cheon-Seok Kim

Independent

Date Written: 2013

Abstract

The present study examines the incremental validity of Honesty-Humility (H-H), a measure of the tendency to be fair and genuine in dealing with others, for supervisory ratings of job performance (including both task and contextual performance) over cognitive ability and the Big Five personality traits. Specifically, we explore the incremental validity of H-H in predicting contextual performance. Results based on 217 South Korean military officer candidates are consistent with previous conclusions that Conscientiousness is the strongest predictor of contextual performance and that cognitive ability is the strongest predictor of task performance. More importantly, our results reveal that H-H offers moderate incremental validity for contextual performance but no incremental validity for task performance over the effects of cognitive ability and the Big Five personality traits.

Keywords: Personality, Honesty-Humility, Contextual Performance

Suggested Citation

Oh, In-Sue and Le, Huy and Whitman, Daniel S. and Kim, Kwanghyun and Yoo, Tae-Yong and Hwang, Jong-Oh and Kim, Cheon-Seok, The Incremental Validity of Honesty-Humility over Cognitive Ability and the Big Five Personality Traits (2013). Human Performance, 27:206-224, 2014 DOI: 10.1080/08959285.2014.913594. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2401653

In-Sue Oh (Contact Author)

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Huy Le

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

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Las Vegas, NV 89154
United States

Daniel S. Whitman

Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge ( email )

Baton Rouge, LA 70803
United States

Kwanghyun Kim

Korea University Business School ( email )

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Seoul, 02841
Korea, Republic of (South Korea)
+82-2-3290-2625 (Phone)

Tae-Yong Yoo

Kwangwoon University ( email )

Seoul 139-701
Korea, Republic of (South Korea)

Jong-Oh Hwang

Kwangwoon University ( email )

Seoul 139-701
Korea, Republic of (South Korea)

Cheon-Seok Kim

Independent ( email )

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