Revista de Psicología del Trabajo y de las Organizaciones Revista de Psicología del Trabajo y de las Organizaciones
Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology 29 (2013) 21-7 - Vol. 29 Num.1 DOI: 10.5093/tr2013a4
Incremental validity of proactive personality over the Big Five for predicting job performance of software engineers in an innovative context
Validez añadida de la personalidad proactiva sobre los «cinco grandes» para predecir el desempeño en el puesto de ingenieros de software en un contexto innovador
Nuno Rodriguesa, Teresa Rebeloa
a University of Coimbra, Portugal
Abstract

This study examined the incremental validity of proactive personality for predicting overall job performance over the Big Five in the context of an innovative software engineering job. Proactive personality and the Big Five were measured in a sample of 243 engineers and overall job performance was assessed through supervisor ratings in a sub-sample of 95 of these engineers. Results showed that even though proactive personality represents a valid and important predictor of performance it does not show a relevant increment on the prediction yielded by extraversion, openness, conscientiousness, emotional stability and organizational tenure. Implications for the relevancy and practical value of proactive personality for personnel selection are discussed.

Palabras clave
Validez añadida, Personalidad proactiva, Cinco grandes, Desempeño del puesto
Keywords
Incremental validity, Proactive personality, Big Five, Job performance
Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology 29 (2013) 21-7 - Vol. 29 Num.1 DOI: 10.5093/tr2013a4