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John Lounsbury

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Research Interests

Personality measurement and predictors of work and school performance, career assessment and development, psychological sense of community in campus and work settings.

Research statement

My interest in personality assessment centers on the development of work-and school-based instruments for measuring such traits as introversion-extraversion, openness, optimism, conscientiousness, empathy, career decidedness, and work drive. I have been creating and validating construct measurement systems contextualized for use in a variety of organizations. I am also examining how the predictability of job-, school- and career-related behavior can be improved using more situationally grounded personality measures. Most recently, I have been developing a system for predicting career fit variables from personality constructs. My orientation is interactionist, emphasizing the unique and joint effects of traits and situations. All of these measurement systems are offered via the Internet as well as paper-and-pencil. Data collection is ongoing from a variety of middle and high schools as well as companies in a 24 different countries.

Honors

  • Fellow, American Psychological Association (Division 8)
  • Sigma Xi
  • Reviewer for journals and organizations, including Journal of Community Psychology, SIOP, and Human Resources Management Review, Business and Psychology, and Human Relations.

Grants

  • Tennessee Department of Finance and Accounting (1991-1992)

Selected Publications

Barthelemy, J.J. & Lounsbury, J.W. (2009). The relationship between aggression and the big five personality factors in  predicting academic success. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, 19, 159-170.

Lounsbury, J. W., Levy, J., Gibson, L. W., & Smith, R.  (2009).   Big Five and narrow personality characteristics of business majors. Journal of Education for Business, 84, 200-204.

Lounsbury, J. W., Fisher, L. A., Levy, J. J., & Welsh, D. A. (2009). An investigation of character strengths in relation to life satisfaction and academic performance of college students. Individual Differences Research, 7, 52-69.

Lounsbury, J.W., Richardson, J.D., Saudargas, R.A., & Levy, J.J. (2008). An investigation of extracurricular activities in relation to sense of identity of college freshmen. Journal of College Orientation and Transition, 15, 47-55.

Lounsbury, J. W.. Steel,  R. P., Gibson, L. W., & Drost, A. W.  (2008).  An Investigation of Personality Traits and the Career Satisfaction of  Human Resource Professionals. Human Resource Development International, 11, 351-366.

Williamson, J. W., Pemberton, A. E., & Lounsbury, J. W.    (2008) Personality traits of individuals in different specialties of librarianship.   Journal of Documentation, 64, 273-286.

Lounsbury, J.W., Levy, J.J., Leong, F.T.L., & Gibson, L.W. (2007). Identity and personality: The Big Five and narrow traits in relation to sense of identity. Identity: An International Journal of Theory and Research, 7, 51-70.

Loveland, J.M., Lounsbury, J.W., Welsh, D., Buboltz, W.C. (2007).  The validity of physical aggression in predicting adolescent academic performance.  British Journal of Educational Psychology, 77, 167-176.

Logue, C. T., Lounsbury, J. W., & Leong, F. T. L. (2007) Vocational interest themes and personality traits in relation to college major satisfaction., Journal of Career Development,     33, 269-295.

Lounsbury,  J. W., Moffitt, L., Gibson, L. W., Drost, A. W., & Stevenson, M. W. (2007). An investigation of personality traits in relation to the job and career satisfaction of information technology professionals.  Journal of Information Technology. 22, 174–183.

Lounsbury, J. W., Gibson, L. W., & Saudargas, R. W. (2006). Scale development.  In F. T. L. Leong &  J. T.  Austin (Eds).   Psychology Research Handbook: A Guide for Graduate Students and Research Assistants (Second Edition) (pp. 125-146).  Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Landers, R. & Lounsbury, J. W. (2006) An investigation of Big Five and narrow personality traits in relation to Internet usage.  Computers and Human Behavior, 22, 283-293.

Lounsbury, J. W. (2006).  Career satisfaction.  In J. Greenhaus &  G. A. Callanan (Eds.) Encyclopedia of career development. (142-146).   Thousand Oaks, CA:  Sage Reference Publications.

Williamson, J. W., Pemberton, A. E., & Lounsbury, J. W.  (2006) An investigation of career and job satisfaction in relation to personality traits of information professionals.  LibraryQuarterly,75, 122-141.

Lounsbury, J.W., Levy, J.J., Saudargas, R.A., & Gibson, L.W. (2006).  Big five personality traits and outcomes for first-year college students.  Journal of College Orientation and Transition, 14, 62-68.

Lounsbury, J. W., Welsh, D. P., Gibson, L. W., & Sundstrom, E. (2005). Broad and narrow personality traits in relation to cognitive ability in adolescents. Personality and Individual Differences, 38, 1009-1019.

Lounsbury, J. W., Hutchens, T., & Loveland, J. (2005). An investigation of Big Five personality traits and career decidedness among early and middle adolescents. Journal of Career Assessment, 13, 25-39.

Lounsbury J. W., Saudargas, R. A., Gibson, L. W., & Leong, F. T. (2005). An investigation of broad and narrow personality traits in relation to general and domain-specific life satisfaction of college students. Research in Higher Education, 46, 707-729.

Loveland, J. M., Gibson, L. W., Lounsbury, J. W., & Huffstetler, B. C. (2005). Broad and narrow personality traits in relation to the job performance of camp counselors. Child and Youth Care Forum, 34, 241-255.

Lounsbury, J. W., Huffstetler, B. C., Leong, F. T., & Gibson, L. W. (2005). Sense of identity and collegiate academic achievement. Journal of College Student Development, 46, 501-514.

Pemberton, A. E., Pemberton, J. M., Williamson, J. M., & Lounsbury, J. W. (2005) RIM professionals: A distinct personality? Information Management Journal, 39, 54-60.

Stanonik, M. D. L, Licata, C. A., Walton, N. C., Lounsbury, J. W., Hutson, R. K., and Dougherty, J. H. (2005). The Self Test: a screening tool for dementia requiring minimal supervision. International Psychogeriatrics, 17, 669-678.

Williamson, J. W., Pemberton, A. E., & Lounsbury, J. W. (2005) An investigation of career and job satisfaction in relation to personality traits of information professionals. Library Quarterly, 75, 122-141.

Lounsbury, J. W., Gibson, L. W., Steel, R. P., Sundstrom, E. D. & Loveland, J. L. (2004). An Investigation of intelligence and personality in relation to career satisfaction. Personality and Individual Differences, 37, 181-189.

Lounsbury, J. W., Gibson, L. W., & Hamrick, F. L. (2004). The development of a personological measure of work drive. Journal of Business and Psychology, 18, 347-371.

Lounsbury, J. W., Steel, R. P., Loveland, J. M., Gibson, L. W. (2004). An investigation of personality traits in relation to adolescent school absenteeism. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 33, 457-466.

Lounsbury, J. W., Park, S. H., Sundstrom, E., Williamson, J., & Pemberton, A. (2004). Personality, career satisfaction, and life satisfaction: Test of a directional model. Journal of Career Assessment, 12, 395-406.

Ridgell, S. & Lounsbury, J. W. (2004). Predicting collegiate academic success: General intelligence, “Big Five” personality traits, and work drive. College Student Journal, 38, 607-618.

Lounsbury, J. W., Saudargas, R. A., & Gibson, L. W. (2004). An investigation of Big Five and narrow personality traits in relation to intention to withdraw from college. Journal of College Student Development, 45, 517-534.

John Lounsbury

John Lounsbury

Professor
Ph.D., Michigan State University

Email: jlounsbu@utk.edu
Phone: (865) 974-4361

Key words: Personality measurement, Big Five personality assessment, personnel selection and test validation, adolescent personality, Internet testing, career development and assessment, and psychological sense of community.