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The Relationship Between Personality Dimensions and Job Performance

The Relationship Between Personality Dimensions and Job Performance

Rothmann, S., & Coetzer, E. P. (2003). The big five personality dimensions and job performance. SA Journal of Industrial Psychology, 29(1), 68–74. doi:10.4102/sajip .v29i1.88

The authors detail the results of a study that aimed to determine the relationship between personality dimensions and job performance, a frequent topic of study in industrial psychology. Prior evidence from the United States and Europe had shown that the Big Five personality dimensions are related to job performance, however not within the authors’ local context of South Africa. The authors utilized a cross-sectional survey design to collect data from 159 employees of a pharmaceutical company utilizing the NEO Personality Inventory Revised and the Performance Appraisal Questionnaire. The results were statistically analyzed via SAS utilizing descriptive statistics, Cronbach alpha coefficients and inter-item correlations, Pearson product-moment correlation coefficients, Canonical correlation, and multiple regression analyses. The authors found that of the Big Five personality traits, emotional stability, extraversion, openness to experience, and conscientiousness were related to task performance and creativity. Additionally, “three personality dimensions, namely Emotional Stability, Openness to Experience and Agreeableness, explained 28% of the variance in participants’ management performance” (p. 68). The authors recommended that pharmaceutical companies “consider the personality dimensions of their employees when predicting creativity and managerial performance during selection and career development” (p. 72).  

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