This manuscript is based on portions of the first author's master's thesis. An abbreviated version was awarded the 2005–2006 International Public Management Association Assessment Council's (IPMAAC) student paper of the year and was presented at their 2006 conference. Other portions were presented at the 2006 meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP).
A meta-analytic investigation into the moderating effects of situational strength on the conscientiousness–performance relationship†
Article first published online: 24 MAR 2009
Copyright © 2009 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Journal of Organizational Behavior
Volume 30, Issue 8, pages 1077–1102, November 2009
How to Cite
Meyer, R. D., Dalal, R. S. and Bonaccio, S. (2009), A meta-analytic investigation into the moderating effects of situational strength on the conscientiousness–performance relationship. J. Organiz. Behav., 30: 1077–1102. doi: 10.1002/job.602
- Issue published online: 22 OCT 2009
- Article first published online: 24 MAR 2009
- Manuscript Accepted: 4 FEB 2009
- Manuscript Revised: 3 FEB 2009
- Manuscript Received: 18 DEC 2007
Vol. 33, Issue 1, 148–150, Article first published online: 28 NOV 2011
Debates about the utility of conscientiousness as a predictor of job performance have focused primarily on mean effect size estimates, despite theoretical and empirical reasons to expect variability across situations. The present study meta-analytically demonstrates that occupation-level situational strength is one important source of this variability. Consistent with theory, predicted uncorrected conscientiousness–performance correlations ranged from r = .09 to .23 (overall performance) and r = .06 to .18 (task performance), with stronger correlations observed in weak occupations. These results highlight the need for continued inquiry into the nature of situational strength, its impact on other predictor–outcome relationships, and the implications of these issues vis-à-vis theory and practice. Copyright © 2009 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.