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Reciprocal Influences between Personality Traits and Career Transitions

Nieß, Christiane (2014) Reciprocal Influences between Personality Traits and Career Transitions. PhD thesis, Universität zu Köln.

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    The contribution of this dissertation is twofold. First, it aims to advance existing knowledge on the role of personality traits in explaining work-related outcomes. The focus of this first contribution lies on the effect that different personality traits have on actual career transitions, such as starting one’s own business or changing one’s job into hierarchically higher positions. Second, it challenges our current understanding of personality as an immutable disposition that is regarded solely as a predictor of work-related outcomes. More specifically, it examines whether personality traits not only predict, but also follow from certain career transitions, including self-employment, upward job changes into managerial and professional positions, unemployment, and reemployment. By investigating such reciprocal influences between personality traits and career transitions, I hope to advance our understanding of the dynamic role that personality plays at work.

    Item Type: Thesis (PhD thesis)
    Nieß, Christianechristiane.niess@gmail.com
    Author in quotations or text extractsBiemann, Torsten
    Author in quotations or text extractsZacher, Hannes
    URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-57765
    Subjects: Psychology
    Management and auxiliary services
    Uncontrolled Keywords:
    Career TransitionsUNSPECIFIED
    Faculty: Wirtschafts- u. Sozialwissenschaftliche Fakultät
    Divisions: Wirtschafts- u. Sozialwissenschaftliche Fakultät > Keine Angabe
    Language: English
    Date: 30 September 2014
    Date Type: Publication
    Date of oral exam: 19 September 2014
    Full Text Status: Public
    Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2014 11:37:59
    NameAcademic Title
    Biemann, TorstenProf. Dr.
    Sliwka, DirkProf. Dr.
    URI: http://kups.ub.uni-koeln.de/id/eprint/5776

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