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?
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)
Ah, procrastination. The little devil that makes that by the end of the day you feel guilty because you did so little. Maybe you think deadlines could help people to procrastinate less, but it’s more complicated. New research has found through a field experiment that if you want someone to help you out with something,… Read More How to avoid procrastination? Don’t use long deadlines!
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
Having not enough free time can make you feel bad. That’s why as an individual’s free time increases, so does that person’s sense of well-being. But this is only the case up to a point. New research shows that too much free time can also be a bad thing… The study is interesting, but it’s… Read More Too much free time can also be a bad thing (well, maybe)
This study made me look a bit differently at group work, while it’s aiming at a much bigger scope. Quite often you can have groups in your classroom or team, where it seems that one or two dominant students decide everything. This new paper begs to differ by describing an alternative model on how decisions… Read More Even ‘followers’ can influence a decision
I do hope to see my students IRL this academic year, as I’m a bit tired of Teams, Zoom and other Google Meets. yes, that was an understatement. I’m also fed up with all those online meetings as I really can feel drained after a day of such virtual meetings. But a new study showed… Read More Want to feel less tired? Turn your camera off
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
One of the things I’m currently involved in is a Ph.D. by Bart Derre on entrepreneurial learning with already one article in review and a second soon to be submitted. Bart has done intensive literature reviews and we discovered that the quality of a lot of research can be regarded as sublevel. This new paper… Read More “Business school research is broken”