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Hogan Award for Personality and Work Performance

In recognition of the best paper or chapter that demonstrates innovation in applied personality research in the field of industrial and organizational psychology during the past full year (2017).

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This award acknowledges research that furthers the understanding of personality as it relates to job performance. The award will recognize the best paper on personality and job performance, published or unpublished, from the previous year.

This annual award, honoring Joyce and Robert Hogan, is given to the author(s) (at least one of which is to be a SIOP professional level member) of a paper or chapter, published or unpublished, judged to have the highest potential to further the understanding of personality as it relates to work performance. Only papers or chapters completed and dated in 2017 will be considered.

The author(s) of the best publication is (are) awarded a plaque and a $1,500 cash prize (to be split in the case of multiple authors).

Guidelines for Submission

  • Papers or chapters may be submitted by any member of SIOP, including student affiliate members.  Self- and other nominations are welcome. The Hogan Award Subcommittee may also generate nominations. Those evaluating the publications will be blind to the source of the nomination.
  • The nomination letter should not be signed.
  • Publications having multiple authors are acceptable.
  • Publications must be submitted online.

Criteria for the Award

Papers or chapters completed and dated in the previous year will be evaluated in terms of the following criteria:

  • The degree to which the research has a sound scientific base and illustrates innovation and excellence in the field of industrial-organizational psychology.
  • The degree to which the research will advance understanding of how personality is related to competent occupational performance. 
  • Must have at least one author who is a SIOP professional-level member.

Please include supporting statement/documentation for the criteria stated above.

Administrative Procedures

  • Publications will be reviewed by a subcommittee of the Awards Committee of SIOP, consisting of at least six members.
  • The Awards Committee will make a recommendation to the Executive Board of SIOP about the award-winning publication.
  • The Executive Board may either endorse or reject the recommendations of the Awards Committee, but may not substitute a nominee of its own.
  • In the absence of a paper that is deemed deserving of the award by both the Awards Committee and Executive Board, the award may be withheld.


Updated: 15 March 2018