General information

  • Funding Institution:CNCS – UEFISCDI, Human Resources Programme
  • Project number:PN-II-RU-PD-2012-3-0161
  • Contract number:57/30.04.2013
  • Period:May 2013- September 2015
  • Total Amount:287760 Lei (66921 EUR)
  • Project summary
    • The present project starts from the observation that the indices of predictive validity have very low values (up to .35) in the case of personality assessment. Therefore, the project aims at analysing three methods used for improvement of predictive validity in personality research: traitness, self-schemata and measures of implicit association (IATs). The first objective of this project is to review previous literature on improvement of predictive validity using methods specific to meta-analysis. The second objective of this project is to analyze the independence or the common variance of these three methods, using a multi-method multi-matrix approach.
  • Team:

Project's objectives

  • O1. To review the effectiveness of previous solutions for enhancement of predictive validity.

    The first objective of this project is to review the literature that investigates solutions for enhancement of predictive validity. The search focus mainly on the three solutions described above (traitness, self-schemata and implicit associations), and will also include other approaches, if their frequency in the literature allows for meta-analytical investigation.

    Main activities: Documenting, defining inclusion criteria for meta-analysis, gathering data, analyzing data, writing report & dissemination.

  • O2. To identify the existing commonalities between the three solutions for increasing predictive validity.

    For achieving this objective, we will conduct a cross-sectional research where we will measure, for each of the Big Five variables, the following aspects: self-reported score, traitness, integration in the self-schemata and the strength of cognitive associations between the self and these personality traits.

    Main activities: Initial study: logistics activities & recruiting participants, running the research study, analyzing data.

Disseminating results*:

*All materials are with grant's acknowledgements.

    Proposed for 2013:

  • None.

    Proposed for 2014:

  • One accepted ISI article.
  • Two oral presentations at international conferences.

    Achieved for 2014:

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  • Two accepted ISI articles, one published ISI proceedings, one published BDI article.
    • Maricuțoiu, L.P., Sava, F.A., & Butta, O. (2014). The effectiveness of controlled interventions on employees' burnout: A meta-analysis. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology. doi:10.1111/joop.12099.
    • Maricuțoiu, L.P., & Crașovan, D. (2014). Coping and Defense Mechanisms: What are we assessing? International Journal of Psychology. doi:10.1002/ijop.12113.
    • Maricuțoiu, L.P. (2014). A meta-analysis on the antecedents and consequences of computer anxiety. Procedia – Social and Behavioral Sciences, 127, 311-315. doi:10.1016/j.sbspro.2014.03.262.
    • Maricuțoiu, L.P., & Paloș, R. (2014). Adaptation of the Thinking Styles Inventory (TSI) within a Romanian student sample. Romanian Journal of Applied Psychology, 16, 20-24.
    • Maricuțoiu, L.P., & Sârbescu, P. (iulie 204). The relationship between faking and response latencies: a meta-analysis. Poster presented at the 17th European Conference on Personality – 15-19 July 2014, Lausanne, Switzerland.

    Proposed for 2015 :

  • One accepted ISI articles.
  • One oral presentations at 1 national and 1 international conferences.