Personality Traits of Workers and the Work-Family Interface


  • Alyssa Friede Westring
  • Ann Marie Ryan

Document type: Encyclopedia Entry

Appears in: Work and Family Encyclopedia

Year: 2007


  • Identity
  • Roles
  • Spillover
  • Work and Family


  • Business and Management
  • Psychology


Personality has been defined as, “an individual’s characteristic patterns of thought, emotion, and behavior, together with the psychological mechanisms – hidden or not – behind those patterns” (Funder, 2001, p.2). In other words, personality reflects differences in how individuals think about and react to situations. For many years, personality assessment has been used by researchers and practitioners to predict and explain numerous work-related outcomes. For example, personality has been shown to be related to job performance and job satisfaction (Barrick & Mount, 1991; Judge, Heller, & Mount, 2002).

Link: Personality_Traits-Workers encyclopedia