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Adaptive Performance: A Domain Remains to be Further Studied

WU Xin-Hui; YUAN Deng-Hua   

  1. Psychology School of Jiangxi Normal University, Nanchang 330027
  • Received:2009-06-08 Revised:1900-01-01 Online:2010-02-15 Published:2010-02-15
  • Contact: YUAN Deng-Hua

Abstract: Adaptive performance, as a multi-level and multi-dimensional concept, refers to various behaviours that cope with the changes in job requirement and environment. Previous studies showed that there may be overlaps between adaptive performance, task performance and contextual performance. The results of previous researches about the dimensions of adaptive performance are inconsistent. A series of individual and environmental factors, such as general cognitive ability, “Big Five” personality and social network, can predict adaptive performance. Studies can further explore the theoretical framework, measurement, antecedents and managerial implications of adaptive performance in the future.

Key words: job performance, adaptive performance, adaptive behaviour, adaptability