A meta-analysis of introvert/extravert differences in vigilance performance
Increasing automation is changing the face of today's workplace. The role of the individual at work is becoming less that of an active operator of equipment and more that of a passive monitor of equipment. Industrial/Organizational psychologists are concerned with matching people to jobs and restructuring jobs to match people in this newly emerging environment. The personality trait of introversion/ extraversion (1/E) has surfaced as a promising predictor of performance on monitoring tasks. This study uses meta-analytic techniques to analyze, compare, and integrate research on differential introvert and extravert monitoring performance. Results indicate that 1/E is predictive of monitoring. However, performance effects were shown to depend on the type of criteria used and they are moderated by several practically important and theoretically illuminating variables. These findings have specific implications for selection and job design.
Turnage, Janet J.
Master of Science (M.S.)
College of Arts and Sciences
Length of Campus-only Access
Masters Thesis (Open Access)
Arts and Sciences -- Dissertations, Academic; Dissertations, Academic -- Arts and Sciences
Hughes, Sandra C., "A meta-analysis of introvert/extravert differences in vigilance performance" (1990). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 4005.