OPP at the DOP conference

OPP will be taking a leading part in the 2013 BPS DOP (Division of Occupational Psychology) annual conference.

Established for more than 40 years, the event provides a busy and focused environment for networking and professional development in the occupational psychology sector.

OPP’s contributions will be in four areas, including two presentations – ‘Ambition and Personality – How important are they for career success?’, and ‘Do learning strategies mediate the relationship between personality and stress?’

The first of these looks at how three predictors – Ambition, Age and Vigilance (a 16PF primary factor) – impact on promotion in the workplace. The second investigates the relationship between personality, learning strategies and perceptions of stress amongst university students.

In addition, OPP will be presenting a paper at the conference’s ‘One Factor of Personality. Just Great?’ symposium, which focuses on the General Factor of Personality (GFP). Our paper will ask whether more complex solutions offer a better way forward than GFP.

We will also be running a poster session, ‘Personality Traits and Career Choice among Early Career Entrants’, hosted by one of our experts.

With its opportunities for networking and socialising, and its mixture of workshops, presentations, and exhibitors, the conference gives delegates a great opportunity to update their industry knowledge. Its cutting-edge research insights hold a mirror to the present and future course of occupational psychology.

The event takes place 9-11 January 2013 at the Crowne Plaza, Chester. Find out more by visiting the BPS DOP website.