Revisiting the Relationship Between Impression Management and Job Performance
Although theoretical arguments suggest that impression management should be related to job performance, empirical results have been unsupportive of the association. We argue that this relationship, however, may be found for specific jobs (sales) using a specific objective criterion (sales revenue). We tested this hypothesis across two samples. The first sample utilized a concurrent design and found a significant association between impression management and objective job performance. Furthermore, impression management demonstrated incremental validity over conscientiousness. In the second sample, using a different impression management scale and a predictive design we found that impression management was related to sales revenue, and showed incremental validity over cognitive ability. Implications for research and practice are discussed.
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Ispas, Dan; Iliescu, Dragos; Ilie, Alexandra; Sulea, Coralia; Askew, Kevin; Rohlfs, Josh T.; and Whalen, Kelly, "Revisiting the Relationship Between Impression Management and Job Performance" (2014). Department of Psychology Faculty Scholarship and Creative Works. 423.