Inlämning av Examensarbete / Submission of Thesis

Katrin Lättman , pp. 22. MAM/Sektionen för Management, 2012.

The work

Författare / Author: Katrin Lättman
Titel / Title: Personality measures as predictors of job satisfaction from a frame-of-reference perspective
Abstrakt Abstract:

Extending previous research by Bowling and Burns (2010), a comparison of work personality to general personality indicate that work personality has a stronger relationship with job satisfaction (work-criteria) than does general personality, and, contrary to the above study, general personality has a stronger relationship with life satisfaction (general criteria) than does work personality. Work personality is defined as the personality in the context of work, by promoting the use of a frame-of-reference. Some of these work personality-job satisfaction, and general personality-life satisfaction relationships further predict incremental validity in their corresponding criteria after work, or general, personality is controlled for. The study includes self-reported data from 90 Swedish employees from three randomly selected municipalities and occupational areas, and the outcomes rely on correlational and regression analyses. The results partly support the use of a frame-of-reference in order to enhance the predictive strength of personality measures in a work setting. Implications are discussed.

Ämnesord / Subject: Samhällsvetenskap - Social Sciences\Psychology
Arbetsvetenskap - Human Work Science\General
Nyckelord / Keywords: job satisfaction, work personality, frame-of-reference

Publication info

Dokument id / Document id: houn-8wdjmn
Program:/ Programme Fristående kurs
Registreringsdatum / Date of registration: 07/20/2012
Uppsatstyp / Type of thesis: Magisterarbete/Master's Thesis (60 credits)


Handledare / Supervisor: Per Eisele
Examinator / Examiner: Bo Schenkman
Organisation / Organisation: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Institution / School: MAM/Sektionen för Management
S-372 25 Ronneby
+46 455 38 50 00

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