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The impact of personality on employee well-being

Ahmad Marzuki, Najib (2013) The impact of personality on employee well-being. European Scientific Journal, 9 (20). pp. 43-52. ISSN 1857 – 7881

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Research on employee well-being has predominantly focused on health and individuals’ work lives.Complementing past research on employee well-being, the impact of personality on overall well-being was examined.The objectives of the study were to determine the relationship between personality domains (neuroticism, extraversion, openness to experience, agreeableness and conscientiousness) and well-being.It was also aimed at determining significant personality domains that contribute towards well-being of lecturers. A total of 117 lecturers from a public university in Malaysia were chosen as participants.The NEO-FFI Personality Inventory by Costa and McCrae (1992) was utilized to measure five personality domains while The 5F Wellness by Myers and Sweeney (2005) was employed to measure well-being.Results indicated that all personality domains correlated significantly with well-being.Openness to experience and conscientiousness were found to contribute significantly to well-being of lecturers followed by extraversion.The impact of these findings signifies that personality plays an important role in determining individual well -being.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Personality, well-being, lecturers
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: College of Arts and Sciences
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Najib Ahmad Marzuki
Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2014 06:42
Last Modified: 12 Nov 2014 06:42
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/12642

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