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What Do Conscientious People Do? Development and Validation of the Behavioral Indicators of Conscientiousness (BIC)
Management Department Faculty Publications
  • Joshua J. Jackson, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Dustin Wood, Wake Forest University
  • Tim Bogg, Indiana University - Bloomington
  • Kate E. Walton, St. John's University - New York
  • Peter D. Harms, University of Nebraska - Lincoln
  • Brent W. Roberts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Date of this Version
1-1-2010
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Published in the Journal of Research in Personality (2010) 44. Copyright 2010, Elsevier. Used by permission. DOI:10.1016/j.jrp.2010.06.005.

Abstract
Typical assessments of personality traits collapse behaviors, thoughts, and feelings into a single measure without distinguishing between these different manifestations. To address this lack of specification, the current study develops and validates a measure that assesses a number of broad behaviors associated with the personality trait of conscientiousness (the Behavioral Indicators of Conscientiousness; BIC). Findings suggest that the lower-order structure of conscientious behaviors is mostly similar to the lower-order structure in extant trait measures. Furthermore, a daily diary method was used to validate the BIC against frequency counts of conscientious behavior. Overall, the results identify specific behaviors that conscientious individuals tend to perform and highlight possible advantages of this approach over broad trait assessment.
Citation Information
Joshua J. Jackson, Dustin Wood, Tim Bogg, Kate E. Walton, et al.. "What Do Conscientious People Do? Development and Validation of the Behavioral Indicators of Conscientiousness (BIC)" (2010)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/tim_bogg/1/