This post explores how Hattrup and Jackson identify three approaches to studying individual differences. It also proceeds to identify which of the three approaches provides the most realistic analysis of individual differences and why.
Module 1 DQ 1
In chapter 13 of your textbook, Hattrup and Jackson identify three approaches to studying individual differences. Which of the three provides the most realistic analysis of individual differences? Why?
Module 1 DQ 2
In chapter 14, Schneider describes a lack of clarity and connectedness between individual differences and measures of organizational effectiveness. What does the current research suggest about the disconnect? Good search terms would be: alignment of research and practice; or any other applied research article(s) that depict a potentially stronger linkage as addressed by Schneider.
Read Preface, chapter 13, and chapter 14.
Murphy, K. R. (Ed.). (1996). Individual differences and behavior in organizations. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley. ISBN-13: 9780787901745
Indeed, the process model proposed by Gross (1998) has attracted much attention and has proven influential in research on individual differences as well, because it defines core constructs and provides a general terminology. In the first major part of this chapter, we describe this model and the individual differences research it has inspired, focusing on a small set of carefully specified processes used to regulate emotions. We begin with this approach to individual differences for two reasons, one personal and the other conceptual. First, having contributed to this research, we are obviously more familiar with this work than with other approaches. Second, Gross’s process model is sufficiently general to serve as a framework that can help organize, interpret, and compare the various ways individual differences in affect regulation have been conceptualized and studied