A. C. Peacock, B. O’Shea; Occupational Therapists: Personality and Job Performance. Am J Occup Ther 1984;38(8):517-521. doi: 10.5014/ajot.38.8.517.
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This study was conducted to determine the personality structure of a group of occupational therapists and to examine the relationship between specific personality variables and job performance of practicing occupational therapists. The results indicated that occupational therapists as a group are not distinguishable from people in general, in terms of personality; however, a number of personality variables were significantly related to job performance. Implications for both the field of occupational therapy and for the selection of students are discussed.
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