PERSONALITY, ORGANIZATIONAL CLIMATE AND WORK-RELATED SATISFACTION
Keywords:personality traits, organizational climate, work-related satisfaction, hierarchical regression analysis.
AbstractExplaining the variables that contribute to employees’ work-related satisfaction remains a key question for human resources management practitioners. Personality traits and characteristics of organizational climate have been found to affect employee’s work-related attitudes (e.g., satisfaction). The current study was based on a correlational design. Forty employees of a company specialized in sales of pharmaceutical products completed three standardized self-report measures of organizational climate, personality traits, and job satisfaction. No significant difference was found in overall work-related satisfaction between men and women. Correlational data revealed a significant negative relationship between job satisfaction and neuroticism. Job satisfaction also correlated positively with the agreeableness and length of time in current position. Moreover, a strong positive correlation (r = 0.74; p < 0.001) between job satisfaction and the perception of organizational climate was revealed. Data of hierarchical regression analysis revealed length of time in current position and the perception of organizational climate as predictors of work-related satisfaction. The second variable has a very consistent contribution to the prediction of job satisfaction.
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