Openness to Experience As a Predictor of Occupational Performance: A Meta-Analysis

Time and Location
Poster Session IV - Board: IV-060
Friday May 23, 2008, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Exhibit Hall

Jason Williams
Central Michigan University

Neil Christiansen
Central Michigan University

Stephen Wagner
Central Michigan University

A meta-analysis was conducted to determine whether the degree of relationship between Openness to Experience and performance would change when specific occupations were considered. Results indicated that Openness was most predictive of performance in occupations involving higher degrees of interpersonal interaction, based on ONET occupational classifications and work activity ratings.

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