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

Timothy A. Judge, Daniel Heller, Michael K. Mount

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)530-541
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Applied Psychology
Volume87
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2002
Externally publishedYes

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