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Counterdispositional Conscientiousness and Wellbeing: How Does Acting Out of Character Relate to Positive and Negative Affect at Work? / Pickett, Jennifer; Hofmans, Joeri; Debusscher, Jonas; de Fruyt, Filip.

In: Journal of Happiness Studies, Vol. 2019, 09.06.2019.

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title = "Counterdispositional Conscientiousness and Wellbeing: How Does Acting Out of Character Relate to Positive and Negative Affect at Work?",
abstract = "Conscientiousness is typically seen as a positive or desired personality trait in the workplace,with the overall assumption being “the more, the better”. Drawing on the behavioralconcordance model, we challenge this assumption, expecting that the highest level of positiveaffect and the lowest level of negative affect will correspond at the point where stateand trait conscientiousness converge. Using an experience sampling study and an eventreconstruction study, we show that deviations from one’s level of trait conscientiousnessrelate to variations in positive and negative affect, but not in a straightforward way. Whilewellbeing was lower when people behaved less conscientiously than they normally do,increases beyond one’s typical conscientiousness level were largely unrelated to wellbeing.Moreover, people high in trait conscientiousness suffered more from negative deviationsfrom their trait level than people low in trait conscientiousness. As a whole, our findingssuggest that the interplay of personality states and personality traits is complicated, withboth the state level and deviations from the trait level being relevant to wellbeing—callingfor an integrative approach to personality.",
keywords = "Conscientiousness, Counterdispositional behavior, Organizational psychology, Positive and negative affect, Wellbeing, Within- and between- person personality",
author = "Jennifer Pickett and Joeri Hofmans and Jonas Debusscher and {de Fruyt}, Filip",
year = "2019",
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AB - Conscientiousness is typically seen as a positive or desired personality trait in the workplace,with the overall assumption being “the more, the better”. Drawing on the behavioralconcordance model, we challenge this assumption, expecting that the highest level of positiveaffect and the lowest level of negative affect will correspond at the point where stateand trait conscientiousness converge. Using an experience sampling study and an eventreconstruction study, we show that deviations from one’s level of trait conscientiousnessrelate to variations in positive and negative affect, but not in a straightforward way. Whilewellbeing was lower when people behaved less conscientiously than they normally do,increases beyond one’s typical conscientiousness level were largely unrelated to wellbeing.Moreover, people high in trait conscientiousness suffered more from negative deviationsfrom their trait level than people low in trait conscientiousness. As a whole, our findingssuggest that the interplay of personality states and personality traits is complicated, withboth the state level and deviations from the trait level being relevant to wellbeing—callingfor an integrative approach to personality.

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KW - Counterdispositional behavior

KW - Organizational psychology

KW - Positive and negative affect

KW - Wellbeing

KW - Within- and between- person personality

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