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Explaining the gap between actual and perceived performance management: the impact of the Big Five personality traits on co-implementation of employees

Wagenvoort, A.M.J. (2014) Explaining the gap between actual and perceived performance management: the impact of the Big Five personality traits on co-implementation of employees.

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Abstract:This study draws on performance management practices and the Big Five personality traits. The primary objective is to investigate whether there exists a gap between actual and perceived HR practices, which personality traits of the Big Five are of influence on co-implementation and if the relationship between the personality traits of the Big Five and actual and perceived HR is mediated by the variable co-implementation. Therefore, the personality traits extraversion, agreeableness, conscientiousness, emotional stability and openness and co-implementation were the focus of this study. The sample includes nine line managers and 21 employees of Thales Huizen. Semi structured interviews were used to measure the variables actual HR, perceived HR and co-implementation. To identify the personality traits that are of influence on co-implementation, all employees were given a 20-item questionnaire. Qualitative data of the interviews was analyzed using Atlas.Ti, quantitative data of the questionnaires was analyzed using an Independent samples t-test to compare the means of employees that co-implement to a high degree and employees that co-implement to a low degree related to all five personality traits. The results of this study suggest that there is a positive relationship between co-implementation and the gap between actual and perceived HR. In addition, a positive relationship was found between the level of extraversion and co-implementation. In this particular study, no significant relationship was found between the other four personality traits and co-implementation.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Clients:
Thales Huizen
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:International Business Administration BSc (50952)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/65254
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