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Corey Miller (Advisor), Nathan Bowling (Committee Member), Gary Burns (Committee Member)

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Master of Science (MS)


Personality has been extensively researched but the literature has not lived up to its potential for application. Personality variables such as self-control can identify qualified applicants, while minimizing adverse impact. I designed two SJT measure of self-control. The first SJT was hypothesized to predict college grade point average. The second SJT was hypothesized to predict counterproductive work behavior. I administered the first SJT to 676 undergraduates. I administered the second SJT to 608 employed people. Most hypotheses were fully supported. Both SJTs had incremental validity over and above self-report personality measures. The results demonstrate the potential of SJTs to measure personality while predicting important outcomes. Future research should investigate other personality sub-facets and alternative measures of personality.

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Department or Program

Department of Psychology

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