Genetics and organizational behavior

Richard D. ARVEY, Wen-Dong LI, Nan WANG

Research output: Journal PublicationsJournal Article (refereed)

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Abstract

Articles on the genetics of complex human behaviors and psychological traits provided in past volumes of journals published by Annual Reviews tended to adopt a pathological perspective and focused heavily on the disorders of human affect and behaviors. In our review, we expand our focus to the more general, nonclinical population, and in particular on the advances in the understanding of the genetics of attitudes and behaviors in work settings. We review the recent and emerging literature using a behavioral genetics approach to examine the influence of genetics on a wide array of important constructs in organizational behavior (OB) research and provide unique theoretical insights offered by this approach. We discuss practical implications and future research directions from a broad person-environment interactionist perspective by taking a genetics approach.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)167-190
Number of pages24
JournalAnnual Review of Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior
Volume3
Issue number1
Early online date22 Feb 2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2016
Externally publishedYes

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Behavioral Genetics
Medical Genetics
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Organizational behaviour
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Human behavior
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General population
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Behavioral genetics

Keywords

  • behavioral genetics
  • work attitudes
  • work behaviors
  • person-environment interplay

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Genetics and organizational behavior. / ARVEY, Richard D.; LI, Wen-Dong; WANG, Nan.

In: Annual Review of Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior, Vol. 3, No. 1, 03.2016, p. 167-190.

Research output: Journal PublicationsJournal Article (refereed)

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