Relationship between Work Performance and Personality Traits in Hong Kong Organizational Settings

14 Pages Posted: 8 May 2006

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Graham P. Tyler

University of Queensland - School of Psychology

Peter A. Newcombe

University of Queensland - School of Psychology

Abstract

Four hundred and thirty-seven employees from four Hong Kong organizations completed the Traditional Chinese versions of the Fifteen Factor Personality Questionnaire Plus (15FQ+) and the Cross-Cultural Personality Assessment Inventory (CPAI-2) (indigenous scales) and provided objective and memory-based recent performance appraisal scores. A number of significant bivariate correlations were found between personality and performance scores. Hierarchical multiple regression analyses revealed that a number of the scales from the 15FQ+ contributed to significantly predicting four of the performance competency dimensions, but that the CPAI-2 indigenous scales contributed no incremental validity in performance prediction over and above the 15FQ+. Results are discussed in the light of previous research and a call made for continued research to further develop and increase the reliability of the Chinese instruments used in the study and to enable generalization of the findings with confidence.

Suggested Citation

Tyler, Graham P. and Newcombe, Peter A., Relationship between Work Performance and Personality Traits in Hong Kong Organizational Settings. International Journal of Selection and Assessment, Vol. 14, No. 1, pp. 37-50, March 2006. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=889967 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-2389.2006.00332.x

Graham P. Tyler (Contact Author)

University of Queensland - School of Psychology ( email )

4072 Brisbane, Queensland
Australia

Peter A. Newcombe

University of Queensland - School of Psychology ( email )

4072 Brisbane, Queensland
Australia
+61 7 3381 1501 (Phone)
+61 7 3381 1523 (Fax)

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