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.

    Published articles in Q1 journals

  • Maricuțoiu, L.P., Sava, F.A., & Butta, O. (2016). The effectiveness of controlled interventions on employees' burnout: A meta-analysis. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 89, 1-27. doi:10.1111/joop.12099.
  • Published articles in Q2 journals

  • Maricuțoiu, L.P., & Sârbescu, P. (2019). The relationship between faking and response latencies: a meta-analysis. European Journal of Psychological Assessment, 35, 3-13. doi: 10.1027/1015-5759/a000361
  • Maricuțoiu, L.P., & Crașovan, D. (2016). Coping and Defense Mechanisms: What are we assessing? International Journal of Psychology, 52, 83-92. doi:10.1002/ijop.12113.
  • Published articles in BDI journals

  • 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.