Research co-authored by Professor Chia-Huei Wu receives award

Research co-authored by Professor Chia-Huei Wu has received the "2023 Joyce and Robert Hogan Award for Personality and Work Performance" from the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology.

According to the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP):

This award is given in recognition of the best paper or chapter that demonstrates innovation in applied personality research in the field of industrial and organizational psychology during the past full year (2021).

The awarded publication, led by Dr. Wen-Dong Li (Chinese University of Hong Kong), is based on international collaboration among scholars, including Shuping Li (Hong Kong Polytechnic University), Jie Feng (Rutgers University), Mo Wang (University of Florida), Hong Zhang (Chinese University of Hong Kong), Michael Frese (Asia School of Business and Leuphana University of Lueneburg) and Professor Chia-Huei Wu.  

In this study, the research team introduces a dynamic, role-based perspective on the adaptive nature of personality during the transition from the role of an employee to that of a leader (i.e., leadership emergence). Empirically, the team reports a finding suggesting that during leadership role transitions, individuals experience increases in job role demands (a crucial manifestation of role expectations), which in turn foster growth in conscientiousness. This research showcases the prominence of examining and cultivating personality development for organizational research and practice.  

Li, W.-D., Li, S., Feng, J. (J.), Wang, M., Zhang, H., Frese, M., & Wu, C.-H. (2021). Can becoming a leader change your personality? An investigation with two longitudinal studies from a role-based perspective. Journal of Applied Psychology, 106, 882-901.