Oes job performance depend on employee personality?

i prefer journal articles to websites as sources.

1. Students must search for empirical studies and reviews on the topic in the available scientific databases (APA, EBSCO, BPS, PsychInfo, etc.). On Week 6 (21/4/2010) students will submit their essay, and feedback will be given on Week 8 (6/5/2010).
2. How to do it: A good way is to use the rationale and sources used in published reviews of the specific topic. Following this, students should identify specific studies and comment on the ways the methodology and research design employed influenced the empirical findings and/or the theoretical conclusions. It is necessary that the essay represents a coherent text that has flow and rationale, and leads to specific conclusions. Nonetheless, it is imperative that students bear in mind that  specific conclusions does not necessarily reflect the adoption of a specific position. Instead, given that most relationships in social sciences are inexact, students must avoid describing bidirectional relationships as causal and/or unidirectional.
3. References
There are several sources for empirical research in social psychology, including the following journals: Journal of Occupational Health Psychology; Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology; British Journal of Social Psychology; Journal of Managerial Psychology; Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin;
Journal of Applied Social Psychology.

In addition, students are strongly advised to consult the following references for additional information on evaluating articles:
Goodwin, J. C. (1995). Research in psychology: Methods and design. New York: John Wiley & Sons.
Kazdin, A. (1995). Preparing and evaluating research reports. Psychological Assessment, 7, 228-237.

4. Essay format
Each essay must be typewritten (double-spaced) and must conform to APA guidelines for style. Information about APA style is available in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (5th ed.), which is available at the library.

5. Relevance to syllabus content.
Spector, 2006 (Chapter 4, Performance appraisal)
McShane & Von Glinow, 2008 (Chapter 2, Values and personality in the workplace).

6. Recommended readings
o Dudley, N. M., Orvis, K. A., Lebiecki, J. E., & Cortina, J. M. (2006). A meta-analytic investigation of conscientiousness in the prediction of job performance: Examining intercorrelations and the incremental validity of narrow traits. Journal of Applied Psychology, 91, 40-57.
o Hogan, J., & Holland, B. (2003). Using theory to evaluate personality and job-performance relations: A socioanalytic perspective. Journal of Applied Psychology, 88, 100-112.
o Judge, T. A., & Bono, J. E. (2001). Relationship of core self-evaluations traits  self-esteem, generalized self-efficacy, locus of control, and emotional stability  with job satisfaction and job performance: A meta-analysis. Journal of Applied Psychology, 86, 80-92.
o Salgado, J. (2003). Predicting job performance using FFM and non-FFM personality measures. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 76, 323-346.