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Robert Tett PhD

Director of Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Professor of Psychology Henry Kendall College of Arts & Sciences
Psychology
918-631-2737
robert-tett@utulsa.edu
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Ph.D., University of Western Ontario
M.A., University of Western Ontario
B.A., Simon Fraser University


Industrial-Organizational Psychology (i.e., the psychology of work), specifically targeting personality trait-situation interactions in the workplace, leadership competencies, and trait-emotional intelligence.

Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences
Psychometrics
Personnel Selection
Personality at Work
Evolutionary Psychology


The following may be selected publications rather than a comprehensive list.

Book


Christiansen, N. D., & Tett. R. P. (2013). A handbook of personality at work. New York: Taylor-Francis.

Book Chapters


Prewett, M., Tett, R. P., & Christiansen, N. D. (2013). Evaluating personality tests: A psychometric review of major personality inventories. In N. D. Christiansen & R. P. Tett (Eds.), A handbook of personality at work (pp. 191-225). New York: Taylor-Francis.

Christiansen, N. D., & Tett. R. P. (2013). The long and winding road. In N. D. Christiansen & R. P. Tett (Eds.), A handbook of personality at work (pp. 1-7). New York: Taylor-Francis.

Tett, R. P. (2013). Personality psychology in the workplace: A new revolution. In N. D. Christiansen & R. P. Tett (Eds.), A handbook of personality at work (pp. 849-862). New York: Taylor-Francis.

Tett, R. P., *Simonet, D. V., *Walser, B., & *Brown, C. (2013). Trait activation theory: Applications, further developments, and implications for person-workplace fit. In N. D. Christiansen & R. P. Tett (Eds.), A handbook of personality at work (pp. 71-100). New York: Taylor-Francis.

Tett, R. P., & Christiansen, N. D. (2008). Personality assessment in organizations. In G. Boyle, G. Matthews, & D. Saklofske (Eds.). Handbook of personality and testing, 720-742. Los Angeles, CA: Sage.

Tett, R. P., *Hopper, J., *Swaim, B., & *Landis, B. (2008). Individual factors: Personality and motivation. In Richard L. Rees (Ed.), A Handbook of the Psychology of Intelligence Analysis. Washington, DC: Director of National Intelligence's Top Secret wiki, Intellipedia.

Tett, R. P., *Anderson, M. G., *Ho, C. L, *Yang, T. S., *Huang, L., & *Hanvongse, A. (2006). Seven nested questions about faking on personality tests: An overview and interactionist model of item-level response distortion (pp. 43-83). In R. L. Griffith & M. H. Peterson (Eds.) A closer examination of applicant faking behavior. Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing.

Hogan, R. T., & Tett, R. P. (2002). Leadership assessment. In R. Fernandez-Ballesteros (Ed.). Encyclopedia of psychological assessment. London: Sage.

Tett, R. P., Meyer, J. P., & Roese, N. J. (1994). Applications of meta-analysis: 1987-1992. In C. L. Cooper & I. T. Robertson (Eds.), International Review of Industrial and Organizational Psychology (Vol. 9). London: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Tett, R. P. (In press). Personality traits versus situations. In H. Miller's (Ed.) Encyclopedia of theory in psychology, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Journal Articles


Tett, R. P., Ragsdale, J. M. & Simonet, D. (2017). Theories of personality and organizational performance. Oxford Bibliographies in Management . doi: 10.1093/obo/9780199846740-0122

Tett, R. P., *Walser, B., & *Brown, C. (July, 2014). The 2011 SIOP I-O Psychology Graduate Program Benchmarking Survey Part 8: Correlations and latent themes. The Industrial-Organizational Psychologist, 51(5).

Tett, R. P., *Brown, C., & *Walser, B. (April, 2014). The 2011 SIOP I-O Psychology Graduate Program Benchmarking Survey Part 7: Theses, dissertations, and performance expectations. The Industrial-Organizational Psychologist, 51(4), 62-73.

Newman, E., Pfefferbaum, B., Kirlic, N*, Tett, R., Nelson, S.* & Liles, B.* (2014). Meta-Analytic Review of Psychological Interventions for Children Survivors of Natural and Man-Made Disasters. Current Psychiatry Reports, 16 , 462. doi:10.1007/s11920-014-0462-z

Tett, R. P., *Walser, B., *Brown, C., Tonidandel, S., & *Simonet, D. V. (January, 2014). The 2011 SIOP I-O Psychology Graduate Program Benchmarking Survey Part 6: Assistantships, fellowships, and resources. The Industrial-Organizational Psychologist, 51(3), 54-73.

Tett, R. P., Brummel, B., *Simonet, D. V. & Rothstein, M. (2014). Making an informed choice of Industrial-Organizational versus Organizational Behavior as a PhD student (and a professor). Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Research and Practice, 7, 336-342.

Pfefferbaum, B., Newman, E., Nelson, S. D.*, Liles, B. D. *, Tett, R., Varman, V. & Nitiema, P. (2014). Research methodology used in child disaster mental health intervention studies. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 55(1), 11-24. doi:10.1016/j.comppsych.2013.08.014

Tett, R. P., *Brown, C., *Walser, B., Tonidandel, S., & *Simonet, D. V. (October, 2013). The 2011 SIOP I-O Psychology Graduate Program Benchmarking Survey Part 5: Comprehensive exams. The Industrial-Organizational Psychologist, 51(2), 57-71.

Tett, R. P., *Brown, C., *Walser, B., & Tonidandel, S. (July, 2013). The 2011 SIOP I-O Psychology Graduate Program Benchmarking Survey Part 4: Internships. The Industrial-Organizational Psychologist, 51(1), 40-52.

Tett, R. P., *Walser, B., *Brown, C., *Simonet, D. V., & Tonidandel, S. (April, 2013). The 2011 SIOP I-O Psychology Graduate Program Benchmarking Survey Part 3: Curriculum and competencies. The Industrial-Organizational Psychologist, 50(4), 69-89.

*Simonet, D. V., & Tett, R. P. (2013). Five perspectives on the leadership-management relationship: A competency-based evaluation and integration. Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies, 20, 199-213.

*Swopes, R.M., *Simonet, D.V., *Jaffe, A.E., Tett, R.P., & Davis, J.L. (2013). Adverse childhood experiences, posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms, and emotional intelligence in partner aggression. Violence and Victims, 28 , 513-530.

Tett, R. P., *Walser, B., *Brown, C., *Simonet, D. V., & Tonidandel, S. (January, 2013). The 2011 SIOP I-O Psychology Graduate Program Benchmarking Survey Part 2: Admissions standards and processes, The Industrial-Organizational Psychologist, 50(3), 13-32.

Tett, R. P., *Brown, C., *Walser, B., *Simonet, D. V., *Davis, J. B., Tonidandel, S., & Hebl, M. (October, 2012). The 2011 SIOP I-O Psychology Graduate Program Benchmarking Survey Part 1: Overview and selected norms. The Industrial-Organizational Psychologist, 50(2), 25-37.

Buchanon, F. R., Warning, R. L., & Tett, R. P. (2012). Trouble at the top: Women who don't want to work for a female boss. Journal of Business Diversity, 12, 33-46.

Tett, R. P., *Freund, K. A., Christiansen, N. D., Fox, K. E., & Coaster, J. (2012). Faking on self-report emotional intelligence and personality tests: Effects of faking opportunity, cognitive ability, and job type. Personality and Individual Differences, 52, 195-201.

Tett, R. P., & *Simonet, D. (2011). Faking in personality assessment: A "multisaturation" perspective on faking as performance. Human Performance, 24, 302-321.

Tett, R. P., *Fitzke, J. R., Wadlington, P. L., Davies, S. A., *Anderson, M. G., & Foster, J. (2009). The utility of personality test norms: Effects of sample size and sample representativeness. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 82, 639-659.

O'Neill, T. A., Goffin, R. D., & Tett, R. P. (2009). Content validation is fundamental for optimizing the criterion validity of personality tests. Industrial and organizational psychology: Perspectives on science and practice, 2, 509-513.

Lievens, P., Tett, R. P., & Schleicher, D. J. (2009). Assessment centers at the crossroads: Toward a reconceptualization of assessment center exercises. Research in Personnel and Human Resources Management, 28, 99-152.

Christiansen, N. D., & Tett, R. P. (2008). Toward a better understanding of the role of situations in linking personality, work behavior, and job performance. Industrial and organizational psychology: Perspectives on science and practice, 1, 312-316.

Tett, R. P., & *Fox, K. E. (2006). Confirmatory factor structure of emotional intelligence in student and worker samples. Personality and Individual Differences, 41, 1155-1168.

Tett, R. P., *Fox, K. E., & Wang, A. (2005). Development and validation of a self-report measure of emotional intelligence as a multidimensional trait domain. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 31, 859-888.

Tett, R. P., & *Fox, K. E. (2003). How to get ahead in academia: 12 easy steps to I-O stardom. The Industrial-Organizational Psychologist, 41, 135-139.

Tett, R. P. & *Burnett, D. (2003). A personality trait-based interactionist model of job performance. Journal of Applied Psychology, 88, 500-517.

*Cochrane, R. E., Tett, R. P., & Vandecreek, L. (2003). Psychological testing and the selection of police officers: A national survey. Criminal Justice and Behavior.

Tett, R. P., *Steele, J. R., & *Beauregard, R. S. (2003). Broad and narrow measures on both sides of the personality-job performance relationship. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 24, 335-356.

Tett, R. P., *Menard, D. M., *Guterman, H. A., & *Beauregard, R. S. (2002). Challenges in computerizing work sample measures: Testing the equivalence of an in-basket exercise. Journal of e-Commerce and Psychology, 2, 29-49.

Tett, R. P., & *Murphy, P. J. (2002). Personality and situations in co-worker preference: Similarity and complementarity in co-worker compatibility. Journal of Business and Psychology, 17, 223-243.

Tett, R. P., *Guterman, H. A., *Bleier, A., & *Murphy, P. J. (2000). Development and content validation of a “hyperdimensional” taxonomy of managerial competence. Human Performance, 13, 205-251.

Tett, R. P., & *Guterman, H. A. (2000). Situation trait relevance, trait expression, and cross-situational consistency: Testing a principle of trait activation. Journal of Research in Personality, 34, 397-423.

Tett, R. P., Jackson, D. N., Rothstein, M., & Reddon, J. R. (1999). Meta-analysis of bi-directional relations in personality-job performance research. Human Performance, 12, 1-29.

Tett, R. P. (1998). Is Conscientiousness ALWAYS positively related to job performance? The Industrial-Organizational Psychologist, 36, 24-29.

Tett, R. P., & *Palmer, C. A. (1997). The validity of handwriting elements in relation to self-report personality trait measures. Personality and Individual Differences, 22, 11-18.

Tett, R. P., Jackson, D. N., Rothstein, M., & Reddon, J. R. (1994). Meta-analysis of personality-job performance relations: A reply to Ones, Mount, Barrick, and Hunter (1994). Personnel Psychology, 47, 157-172.

Tett, R. P., & Meyer, J. P. (1993). Job satisfaction, organizational commitment, turnover intention, and turnover: Path analyses based on meta-analytic findings. Personnel Psychology, 46, 259-293.

Tett, R. P., Bobocel, D. R., Hafer, C., Lees, M. C., Smith, C.A., & Jackson, D. N. (1992). The dimensionality of Type A Behavior within a stressful work simulation. Journal of Personality, 60, 533-551.

Tett, R. P., Jackson, D. N., & Rothstein, M. (1991). Personality measures as predictors of job performance: A meta-analytic review. Personnel Psychology, 44, 703-742.

Tett, R. P., & Jackson, D. N. (1990). Organization and personality correlates of participative behaviours using an in-basket exercise. Journal of Occupational Psychology, 63, 175-188.

Anderson, M. G., & Tett, R. P. Personality and managerial derailment: Testing an empirical scale development strategy. Revise and resubmit to Personnel Psychology.

Tett, R. P. & Anderson, M. G. Situational specificity, confirmatory methods, and multivariate prediction in personality-job performance linkages. Revise and resubmit to Human Performance.

*Jaffe, A.E., *Simonet, D.V., Tett, R.P., *Swopes, R.M., & Davis, J.L. (in press). Multidimensional trait emotional intelligence and aggressive tendencies in male offenders of domestic violence. Journal of Family Violence .

Other


Tett, R. P., & Christiansen, N. D. (2007). Personality tests at the crossroads: A response to Morgeson, Campion, Dipboye Hollenbeck, Murphy, and Schmitt (2007). Personnel Psychology, 60, 967-993.



PSY 2023 Statistics for Behavioral Sciences
PSY 7053 Psychometrics
PSY 7441 Fieldwork in I-O Psychology
PSY 8103 Personnel Selection
PSY 8801 Clinical Psychology Internship
PSY 9981 Dissertation Research