The usefulness of personality measures in predicting performance across and within Canadian Forces job families

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dc.contributor.advisor Catano, Victor M. (Victor Michael), 1944-
dc.coverage.spatial Canada
dc.creator O'Keefe, Damian F. W. 2011-05-09T12:32:45Z 2011-05-09T12:32:45Z 1998
dc.identifier.other BF698.9 O3 O34 1998
dc.description vii, 133 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm.
dc.description Includes abstract.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 77-81).
dc.description.abstract This study investigated the relationship between personality measures and job performance within the Canadian Forces (CF). It addressed whether personality measures can predict performance both within and across job families, and attempted to predict membership in job families using personality measures. Canadian Forces (CF) members (n = 757) and Saint Mary's University (SMU) students (n = 330) completed the Measures of Personal Attributes (MPA); a version of the US Army's occupational personality instrument 'Assessment of Background and Life Experiences'. CF members completed the MPA as part of a 1996 CF Omnibus survey. In December 1997, SMU students completed the MPA and rated 20 CF occupations in order of preference. Students were used to generalize the findings from the military sample to potential CF applicants. While preliminary, the results of this study suggest that personality measures can meaningfully predict performance across and within CF job families and also can be used to predict membership in ability-based job families. (Abstract shortened by UMI.)
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dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University
dc.subject.lcc BF698.9.O3
dc.subject.lcsh Prediction of occupational success -- Canada
dc.subject.lcsh Personality and occupation -- Canada
dc.subject.lcsh Personality tests -- Canada
dc.subject.lcsh Employee selection -- Canada
dc.subject.lcsh Canada. Canadian Armed Forces
dc.title The usefulness of personality measures in predicting performance across and within Canadian Forces job families
dc.type Text Master of Science in Applied Psychology Masters Psychology Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)
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