Date of Award
Culminating Project Type
Industrial/Organizational Psychology: M.S.
College of Liberal Arts
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This study sought to ascertain if there are specific, agreed upon personality characteristics that are perceived to contribute to the success of an Industrial and Organizational Psychology graduate student, and if Frame of Reference training has an impact on the reliability of the responses. For the purpose of this study, a successful graduate student has been defined as one who meets or exceeds program requirements with regards to satisfactory performance in coursework, research participation, colleague and advisor collaboration, and graduates from the program in good academic standing within the typically-allotted timeframe. Participants were recruited from I/O Psychology graduate programs across the United States of America, and were asked to respond to the Personality-Related Position Requirements Form through an electronic inventory management system known as Qualtrics. Approximately half the participants were asked to complete FOR training prior to responding to the PPRF. Results indicated that there were no significant agreements across any of the Big Five personality variables, but that Frame of Reference training did result in stronger reliability of responses than did the non-Frame of Reference training responses.
Knights, Lindsey, "Personality Characteristics of Successful Industrial and Organizational Psychology Graduate Students" (2015). Culminating Projects in Psychology. 1.