MGHB02H3 Study Guide - Final Guide: Dispositional Attribution, Fundamental Attribution Error, Organizational Identification

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Personality: the relatively stable set of psychological characteristics that influences the way an individual interacts with his or her environment. Dispositional approach: individuals possess stable traits or characteristics that influence their attitudes and behaviours. Situational approach: characteristics of the organizational setting influence people"s attitudes and behaviour. Interactionist approach: individual"s attitudes and behaviour are a function of both depositions and the situation. Personality approaches to organizational behaviour are dispositional, situational, and interactionist approaches. Trait activation theory: traits lead to certain behaviours only when the situation makes the need for the trait salient. The five factor model (ffm) of personality (describes five basic but general dimensions that describe personality) Extraversion: the extent to which a person is shy versus outgoing. Emotional stability/neuroticism: degree to which a person has appropriate emotional control (fyi, high emotional stability means low neuroticism) Agreeableness: the extent to which a person is friendly and approachable. Conscientiousness: degree to which the person is responsible and achievement oriented.

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