The Impact of Personality Adaptability on Job Satisfaction

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Northern Kentucky University
"Previous research has shown that personality differentially impacts job satisfaction; e.g. conscientiousness has been shown to be a strong predictor of job satisfaction. This relationship may be over simplified due to the assumption of unidimensonality present in self-report measurement. We employed data collected using a new response format combining a funnel response format with Item Response Tree modeling to account for three proposed underlying processes of personality: adaptability, traitedness, and trait level. Job flexibility was found to be a significant predictor while conscientiousness was negative. Given that our results differed from past studies, this relationship may not be linear."
2021 Celebration of Student Research and Creativity presentation
Job satisfaction, Adaptability (Psychology), Personality