Journal article

Inter-individual Differences in Intra-individual Variability in Personality Within and Across Contexts

Nadin Beckmann, Damian P Birney, Jens F Beckmann, Robert E Wood, Victor Sojo, David Bowman

Journal of Research in Personality | Elsevier BV | Published : 2020


This study focuses on intra-individual variability in personality at work, and how it relates to job performance. 288 professionals completed contextualised adjective-based personality assessments in work and non-work contexts, and a non-contextualised personality measure. Ratings of their personality were also obtained from colleagues, family members and friends. Supervisors provided performance ratings for 130 participants. Results indicate that personality is context- and source-dependent, and varies systematically within contexts intra-individually regardless of source. Whilst this variability was predictive of some performance criteria when based on other-ratings, overall predictive eff..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This research was supported by the Australian Research Council (project LP0669552). The views expressed herein are those of the authors and are not necessarily those of the Australian Research Council.