Relationships between the Five Factor Model of Personality and Job Involvement

Mohsen Darbanyan, Ghasem Saeidzadeh, Hamidreza Eshaghi, Seyed Majid Mousavirad


Specialist staff, loyal, adaptive with organization's goals and values and involved to the job is the main and necessary need for every organization. The purpose of this research was to investigate the relationship between the five-factor model of personality and job involvement among the employees of selected industrial corporations in Khorasan Razavi Province (Iran). The method was descriptive-correlational and the sample included 150 randomly selected employees of the corporations. The scales of the study consisted of the short form (60-questions) of NEO-FFI personality questionnaire (Costa & McCrae, 1992) and job involvement questionnaire (Kanungo, 1982) and reliability of those were 0.74 and 0.83 respectively. The results showed that, among the five personality characteristics with job involvement, there was a significant relationship. Step-wise regression analyses showed that the neuroticism and agreeableness negatively, openness to experience positively were able to predict job involvement. On the basis of the obtained relationship between job involvement and personality characteristics, employment screening tests regarding personality characteristics is recommended to be considered.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2016.v7n4S1p118

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