Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1-2019

Abstract

Althoughpersonality is typically conceptualised in industrial, organizational, andvocational psychology as enduring and stable, an increasing volume of researchnow shows that personality changes throughout the lifespan, with work being apotentially important influence of trait development. This paper reviews andintegrates the emergent literature in this area, and in doing so proposes a newDemands-Affordances TrAnsactional (DATA) model of personality development atwork, against which research is evaluated. This DATA model clarifies howpersonality-related behavior at work is called upon by work demands at fourdifferent levels (vocation, job, group and organization) and proposesPerson-Environment (PE) fit as the main guiding mechanism for personality traitchange at work. Drawing on this model, we develop a predictive framework ofwork demands that influence personality and outline eight core questions toadvance this field.

Keywords

Personality change, Personality development, Demands-Affordances

Discipline

Personality and Social Contexts

Research Areas

Organisational Behaviour and Human Resources

Publication

Journal of Vocational Behavior

ISSN

0001-8791

Identifier

10.1016/j.jvb.2018.11.010

Publisher

Elsevier

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvb.2018.11.010

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