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J Appl Psychol. 2002 Jun;87(3):530-41.

Five-factor model of personality and job satisfaction: a meta-analysis.

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Department of Management, Warrington College of Business, University of Florida, Gainesville 32611, USA. tjudge@ufl.edu

Abstract

This study reports results of a meta-analysis linking traits from the 5-factor model of personality to overall job satisfaction. Using the model as an organizing framework, 334 correlations from 163 independent samples were classified according to the model. The estimated true score correlations with job satisfaction were -.29 for Neuroticism, .25 for Extraversion, .02 for Openness to Experience, .17 for Agreeableness, and .26 for Conscientiousness. Results further indicated that only the relations of Neuroticism and Extraversion with job satisfaction generalized across studies. As a set, the Big Five traits had a multiple correlation of .41 with job satisfaction, indicating support for the validity of the dispositional source of job satisfaction when traits are organized according to the 5-factor model.

PMID:
12090610
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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