Can your personality affect your job performance?

Well, it depends on your job tells a meta-meta-analysis of multiple meta-analyses of the five big personality traits and examined their effect on job performance. The study in short: Occupational characteristics moderate relations of personality and performance in major occupational groups. Personality–occupational performance relations differ considerably across nine major occupational groups. Traits show higher criterion-related… Read More Can your personality affect your job performance?

Adolescent behaviors and outcomes in early adulthood (Best Evidence in Brief)

There is a new Best Evidence in Brief and this time I picked this study from this biweekly newsletter written up by Justin Hill: A recent meta-analysis and narrative synthesis on the association between psychosocial factors during adolescence and participation in education and employment as a young adult was conducted by Sumeyra N. Tayfur and colleagues.… Read More Adolescent behaviors and outcomes in early adulthood (Best Evidence in Brief)

Study reveals the possible negative effect on wellbeing of the integration of automation and AI in the workplace

A couple of years ago I experienced a big fear amongst my students that soon they would be replaced as teachers by computers. That is possibly why I’m not that surprised by the results of this study that demonstrates that the integration of automation and AI in the workplace has mixed, even negative impacts, on… Read More Study reveals the possible negative effect on wellbeing of the integration of automation and AI in the workplace

Men and women worry really differently about the impact of COVID-19

New research shows that there are gender differences when it comes to fear about the impact of COVID-19. Men are more likely to be concerned about financial consequences from COVID-19 while women report greater fear and more negative expectations about health-related outcomes. From the press release: The researchers, Sheryl Ball and Alec Smith, conducted an… Read More Men and women worry really differently about the impact of COVID-19