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Work and Personality Change: What We Do Makes Who We Are

Ying Wang and Chia-Huei Wu


This book provides an advanced and contemporary understanding about personality at work, with a particular focus on the change perspective of personality. Thus far, the majority of research focusing on personality at work takes a more static perspective, assuming that personality is fixed and stable. However, an increasingly prominent research line over recent years have started to indicate that personality is not fixed, and that personality can be changed by work and vocational experiences, such as employment status, career roles, and job characteristics, and deliberate training and intervent ... More

Keywords: personality change, work experiences, job characteristics, self-development, personality traits

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781529207552
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2021 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781529207552.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ying Wang, author
RMIT University

Chia-Huei Wu, author
University of Leeds