Personnel Psychology

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Edited By: Bradford S. Bell

Impact Factor: 4.49

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 4/76 (Psychology Applied); 8/185 (Management)

Online ISSN: 1744-6570

Virtual Issue on Meta-Analysis


Introduction to Virtual Issue

Personnel Psychology publishes psychological research centered around people at work, with articles spanning the full range of human resource management and organizational behavior topics. The use of meta-analytic techniques has established itself as a powerful way of summarizing and extending research in a given domain. Personnel Psychology has a long tradition of publishing meta-analytic reviews, starting with seminal research by Schmidt and Hunter (Schmidt & Hunter, 1978; Schmidt, Hunter, Pearlman, & Shane, 1979) and continuing with influential research on such varied topics as personnel selection (Barrick & Mount, 1991), work design (Fried & Ferris, 1987), organizational citizenship behavior (Organ & Ryan, 1995), fit (Kristof-Brown, Zimmerman, & Johnson, 2005), and teams (LePine, Piccolo, Jackson, Mathieu, & Saul, 2008). This tradition continues, with many important meta-analytic articles published in the last two years. In this virtual issue, we highlight these more recent meta-analytic contributions published or in press at Personnel Psychology.

These meta-analyses are notable for their breadth of coverage and quality of their contributions. They represent the full range of topics published in Personnel Psychology, including such diverse topics as work-family conflict, personality measurement, recruiting, training, leadership, and work engagement as well as covering substantive methodological issues. In this inaugural virtual issue we wanted to showcase these more recent additions to the scholarly literature by highlighting the meta-analytic reviews that have been published in Personnel Psychology over the last two years. These articles have been made freely available in the hope that scholars everywhere can be introduced to this significant research.

Frederick P. Morgeson
Editor, Personnel Psychology

List of Articles

Fit Happens Globally: A Meta-Analytic Comparison of the Relationships of Person-Environment Fit Dimensions with Work Attitudes and Performance across East Asia, Europe, and North America
In-Sue Oh, Russell P. Guay, Kwanghyun Kim, Crystal M. Harold, Jong-Hyun Lee, Chang-Goo Heo, & Kang-Hyun Shin
In Press (Volume 67, Issue 1, Spring 2014)

A Meta-Analytic Investigation of the Within-Person Self-Efficacy Domain: Is Self-Efficacy a Product of Past Performance or a Driver of Future Performance?
Traci Sitzmann & Gillian Yeo
In Press (Volume 66, Issue 3, Autumn 2013)

Work-Family conflict and Flexible Work Arrangements: Deconstructing Flexibility
Tammy D. Allen, Ryan C. Johnson, Kaitlin M. Kiburz, & Kristen M. Shockley
Volume 66, Issue 2, Summer 2013

A Meta-Analytic Structural Model of Dispositonal Affectivity and Emotional Labor
John D. Kammeyer-Mueller, Alex L. Rubenstein, David M. Long, Michael A. Odio, Brooke R. Buckman, Yiwen Zhang, & Marie D. K.Halvorsen-Ganepola
Volume 66, Issue 1, Spring 2013

Evaluating Six Common Stereotypes about Older Workers with Meta-Analytical Data
Thomas W. H. Ng & Daniel C. Feldman
Volume 65, Issue 4, Winter 2012

A Matter of Context: A Meta-analytic Investigation of the Relative Validity of Contextualized and Noncontextualized Personality Measures
Jonathan A. Shaffer & Bennett E. Postlethwaite
Volume 65, Issue 3, Autumn 2012

Recuiting Through the Stages: A Meta-analytic Test of Predictors of Applicant Attraction at Different Stages of the Recruiting Process
Krista L. Uggerslev, Neil E. Fassina, & David Kraichy
Volume 65, Issue 3, Autumn 2012

Revisiting the File Drawer Problem in Meta-Analysis: An Assessment of Published and Non-Published Correlation Matrices
Dan R. Dalton, Herman Aguinis, Catherine M. Dalton, Frank A. Basco, & Charles A. Pierce
Volume 65, Issue 2, Summer 2012

Mechanisms Linking Realistic Job Previews with Turnover: A Meta-Analytic Path Analysis
David Earnest, David Allen, & Ronald Landis
Volume 64, Issue 4, Winter 2011

Toward Better Meta-Analytic Matrices: How Input Values Can Affect Research Conclusions in Human Resource Management Simulations
Philip L. Roth, Fred S. Switzer III, Chad H. Van Iddekinge, & In-Sue Oh
Volume 64, Issue 4, Winter 2011

Workplace Social Support and Work-Family Conflict: A Meta-Analysis Clarifying the Influence of General and Work-Family Specific Supervisor and Organizational Support
Ellen Ernst Kossek, Shaun Pichler, Todd E. Bodner, & Leslie B. Hammer
Volume 64, Issue 2, Summer 2011

A Meta-Analytic Examination of the Instructional Effectiveness of Computer-Based Simulation Games
Traci Sitzmann
Volume 64, Issue 2, Summer 2011

Trait and behavioral theories of leadership: An integration and meta-analytic test of their relative validity
D. Scott DeRue, Jennifer D. Nahrgang, Ned Wellman, & Stephen E. Humphrey
Volume 64, Issue 1, Spring 2011

Work Engagement: A Quantitative Review and Test of its Relations with Task and Contextual Performance
Michael S. Christian, Adela S. Garza, & Jerel E. Slaughter
Volume 64, Issue 1, Spring 2011


Barrick, M. R., & Mount, M. K. (1991). The Big Five personality dimensions and job performance: A meta-analysis. Personnel Psychology, 44, 1-26.

Fried, Y., & Ferris, G. R. (1987). The validity of the job characteristics model: A review and meta-analysis. Personnel Psychology, 40, 287-322.

Kristof-Brown, A. L., Zimmerman, R. D., & Johnson, E. C. (2005). Consequences of individuals’ fit at work: A meta-analysis of person-job, person-organization, person-group, and person-supervisor fit. Personnel Psychology, 58, 281-342.

LePine, J. A., Piccolo, R. F., Jackson, C. L., Mathieu, J. E., & Saul, J. R. (2008). A meta-analysis of teamwork processes: Tests of a multidimensional model and relationships with team effectiveness criteria. Personnel Psychology, 61, 273-307.

Organ, D. W., & Ryan, K. (1995). A meta-analytic review of attitudinal and dispositional predictors of organizational citizenship behaviors. Personnel Psychology, 48, 775-802.

Schmidt, F. L., & Hunter, J. E. (1978). Moderator research and the law of small numbers. Personnel Psychology, 31, 215-232.

Schmidt, F. L., Hunter, J. E., Pearlman, K., & Shane, G. S. (1979). Further tests of the Schmidt-Hunter Bayesian validity generalization procedure. Personnel Psychology, 32, 257-281.