Did you learn anything today? : A micro-level within-subject study to investigate the relation between personality, learning at work and the influence of trait activation.

Klemm, Max (2017) Did you learn anything today? : A micro-level within-subject study to investigate the relation between personality, learning at work and the influence of trait activation.

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Abstract:Self-sufficient learning and development of employees at work becomes more and more important for organizations in order to keep up with the fast-changing markets of the 21st century. Scientific literature states that a Proactive Personality, comprised of Conscientiousness, Extraversion, and Openness to Experience; may be related to Self-Directed Learning, Social Learning, and Knowledge Creation at work. Additionally, this relation may be stronger when the personality is activated by trait relevant cues. A micro-level within-subject design was applied to get real time measures of the learning behavior at work. After filling in the HEXACO personality inventory, participants were sent four questionnaires per day to assess their learning behavior and work situation. No significant results were found for the expected relation between personality and learning at work, but Openness to Experience, when activated, had a significant relation with Knowledge Creation. The major weakness of this study was the small sample size and, thereby, low power of the analyses. Future studies are advised to continue to apply a micro-level design and to generate a bigger sample size, to get more generalizable results.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
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1995, Nederland
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology BSc (56604)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/72787
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