Research

Social media text mining for personality assessment and prediction of important life/work-related outcomes

Current research

  • Using digital information from social media platforms to examine change in job/life satisfaction

Understanding and improving the practical outcomes of personnel selection

Current research

  • Examining the practical effect of predictor measurement reliability on personnel selection outcomes.

Recent research output

  • Ock, J., & Oswald, F. L. (2018). The utility of personnel selection decisions: Comparing compensatory and multiple-hurdle models. Journal of Personnel Psychology, 17, 172-182. http://dx.doi.org/10.1027/1866-5888/a000205

Psychological assessment and scale development

Current research

  • Examining the practical implications of measurement artifacts on the practical usability of a psychological scale

Recent research output

  • Ock, J., McAbee, S. T., Ercan, S., Shaw, A., & Oswald, F. L. (in press). Reliability generalization analysis of the Core Self-Evaluations Scale. Practical Assessment, Research, and Evaluation.
  • Ock, J. (2020). How satisfied are you with your job? Estimating the reliability of scores on a single-item job satisfaction measure. International Journal of Selection and Assessment, 28, 297-309. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ijsa.12285
  • Ock, J., McAbee, S. T., Mulfinger, E., & Oswald, F. L. (2020). The practical effects of measurement invariance: Gender invariance in two Big Five personality measures. Assessment, 27, 657-674. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1073191119885018

Improving performance management

Current research

  • Examining the effect of personality and feedback delivery knowledge on feedback effectiveness

Recent research output

  • Ock, J. (2016). Construct validity evidence for multisource performance ratings: Is interrater reliability enough? Industrial and Organizational Psychology, 9, 329-333. http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/iop.2016.19
  • Ock, J., & Oswald, F. L. (2015). Managing the interpersonal aspect of performance management. Industrial and Organizational Psychology, 8, 111-119. http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/iop.2015.8

Personality theory and measurement

Current research

  • Gender differences in personality
  • Social media text mining approach to personality assessment

Recent research output

  • Ock, J., & An, H. (2021). Machine learning approach to personality assessment and its application to personnel selection: A brief review of the current research and suggestions for the future. Korean Journal of Industrial and Organizational Psychology.