Grit

Duckworth, A. L. & Quinn, P. D. (2009). Development and validation of the Short Grit Scale (Grit-S). Journal of Personality Assessment, 91, 166-174. https://sites.sas.upenn.edu/duckworth/pages/research

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Resilience

Multi-dimensional measures: Resilience Scale for Adults (RSA) original: Friborg, O., Hjemdal, O., Rosenvinge, J. H., & Martinussen, M. 2003. A new rating scale for adult resilience: what are the central protective resources behind healthy adjustment? International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research, 12(2): 65–76. Adapted version (33 items, 5 dimensions): Friborg, O., Barlaug, D., Martinussen, M., […]

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Self-Monitoring

Construct: Self-Monitoring Source 1: Snyder, M. (1974). Self-monitoring of expressive behavior. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 30, 526–537. 25 items to determine the level of self-monitoring. DOI:10.1037/h0037039 Source 2: Used in Oh, Hongseok; Kilduff, Martin. (2008). The ripple effect of personality on social structure: Self-monitoring origins of network brokerage. Journal of Applied Psychology, 93:5, […]

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Locus of Control

Construct: Locus of Control Source 1: Ghorpade, J., Hattrup, K., & Lackritz, J. R. (1999). The use of personality measures in cross-cultural research: A test of three personality scales across two countries. Journal of Applied Psychology, 84, 670–679. Scale validated across cultures to determine internal or external locus of control DOI: 10.1037/0021-9010.84.5.670 Source 2: Used in Ozer, […]

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Personnel Selection

Construct: Personnel Selection Source: ONES, D. S. and VISWESVARAN, C. (1996), Bandwidth–fidelity dilemma in personality measurement for personnel selection. J. Organiz. Behav., 17: 609–626. Argues that narrower personality measures are more effective than broad ones such as Big-Five DOI: 10.1002/(SICI)1099-1379(199611)17:6<609::AID-JOB1828>3.0.CO;2-K

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Protestant Ethic

Construct: Protestant Ethic Source: Mirels, H. L., & Garrett, J. B. (1971). The Protestant ethic as a personality variable. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 36, 40–44. 19 items DOI: 10.1037/h0030477

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Temporal Focus – Past, Present, and Future

Construct: Temporal Focus Source: Shipp, A. J., Edwards, J. R., & Lambert, L. S. (2009). Conceptualization and measurement of temporal focus: The subjective experience of the past, present, and future. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 110(1): 1-22. 12 item Temporal Focus Scale DOI: 10.1016/j.obhdp.2009.05.001

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Organizational Machiavellianism

Construct: Organizational Machiavellianism Source: Kessler, S.R., Bandelli, A.C., Spector, P.E., Borman, W.C., Nelson, C.E., & Penney, L.M. (in press). Reexamining Machiavelli: A three dimensional model of Machiavellianism in the workplace. Journal of Applied Social Psychology. Took excerpts from Machiavelli’s The Prince to create a scale of Machiavellianism in an Organization DOI: 10.1111/j.1559-1816.2010.00643.x

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Psychological Collectivism

Construct: Psychological Collectivism Source: Jackson, C. L., Colquitt, J. A., Wesson, M. J, & Zapata-Phelan, C. P. (2006). Psychological Collectivism: A measurement validation and linkage to group member performance. Journal of Applied Psychology, 91, 884-899. 5 item This is an individual-difference form of Collectivism or idiocentrism/allocentrism. DOI: 10.1037/0021-9010.91.4.884

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Person-Organization Fit

Source 1: Bretz, R. B., & Judge, T. A. (1994). Person-organization fit and the theory of work adjustment: Implications for satisfaction, tenure, and career success. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 44, 32-54. 3 items. DOI: 10.1006/jvbe.1994.1003   Source 2: Cable, D. M., & Judge, T. A. (1996). Person-organization fit, job choice decisions, and organizational entry. Organizational […]

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