Personal Philosophy and Personnel Achievement: Belief in Free Will Predicts Better Job Performance

  title={Personal Philosophy and Personnel Achievement: Belief in Free Will Predicts Better Job Performance},
  author={Tyler F. Stillman and Roy F. Baumeister and Kathleen D. Vohs and Nathaniel M. Lambert and Frank D. Fincham and Lauren Brewer},
  journal={Social Psychological and Personality Science},
  pages={43 - 50}
Do philosophic views affect job performance? The authors found that possessing a belief in free will predicted better career attitudes and actual job performance. The effect of free will beliefs on job performance indicators were over and above well-established predictors such as conscientiousness, locus of control, and Protestant work ethic. In Study 1, stronger belief in free will corresponded to more positive attitudes about expected career success. In Study 2, job performance was evaluated… 

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