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Research Article  |   August 1984
Occupational Therapists: Personality and Job Performance
Author Affiliations
  • A. C. Peacock, PhD, is Assistant Professor, School of Business Administration, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, B3H 1Z5
  • B. O’Shea, MS, OT(C), is Director, School of Occupational Therapy, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, B3H 1Z5
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Research Article   |   August 1984
Occupational Therapists: Personality and Job Performance
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 1984, Vol. 38, 517-521. doi:10.5014/ajot.38.8.517
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 1984, Vol. 38, 517-521. doi:10.5014/ajot.38.8.517
Abstract

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.