Personality as a Predictor of Teamwork: A Business Simulator Study Psychology 101, Assignment 2 Introduction The article under review is O’Neill and Kline’s (2008) “Personality as a Predictor of Teamwork: A Business Simulator Study,” appearing in the North American Journal of Psychology. The article builds on previous work (e.g. Barrick, Stewart, Neubert, & Mount, 1998; Barry & Stewart, 1997; Brandstatter & Farthofer, 1997; deJong, Bouhuys, & Barnhoorn 1999; Driskell, Hogan, & Salas 1987) on the impact of some aspects of personality on team performance. However, the authors contend that the impact of the big five personality factors on team performance has been understudied. The authors predict that “most of the big...The end:
.....noted that extroverts are more likely to perceive that their teams are against them than to overstate the cohesiveness of the teams. Finally, in a paper whose topic is the link between personality and team performance, it seemed purposeless to measure subjects’ perception of team cohesiveness, unless cohesiveness was correlated to performance itself (a correlation that this paper did not undertake). Thus, while the authors are to be praised for presenting novel and helpful data on the link between personality and team performance, their choice of hypotheses was misplaced. References O’Neill, T.A. & Kline, T.J.B. (2008). Personality as a predictor of teamwork: a business simulator study. North American Journal of Psychology 10(1), 65-77.