The Employee Neuroticism, Job Performance Connection
Empirical research demonstrates little relationship between employee neuroticism – a personality trait characterized by instability, anxiety, aggression, or the like – and job performance, a finding that puzzled an Eller College of Management researcher and a colleague.
Jerel Slaughter, management and organizations associate professor and Brian Lesk Faculty Fellow, and Edgar Kausel, a former management and organizations doctoral student, used the finding as the jumping-off point for a line of inquiry that resulted in a theoretical paper published in Research in Personnel and Human Resources Management. Now they're testing their theories in a pair of empirical studies. read more »