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Master of Science (MS)
big five, flexible work arrangements, job effectiveness, job satisfaction, personality
Personality psychology; Organizational behavior; Occupational psychology
The purpose of the present study was to examine the relationship between an
individual’s personality and perceptions of behavioral job outcomes including
effectiveness and job satisfaction when working in a flexible work arrangement (e.g.,
time-independent and location-independent). A total of 93 full-time employees
participated in this study via an online survey. Results showed that personality was
significantly related to perceptions of effectiveness in both time- and location-independent
work arrangements. Extraversion had a significant, negative relationship
with both types of flexibility, while intellect/imagination had a significant, positive
relationship with each. Location-independent work arrangements also had a significant,
positive relationship with conscientiousness, such that an employee who was open,
thoughtful, and reserved had an increased likelihood of perceiving himself or herself as
effective in a location-flexible work arrangement. Additionally, job satisfaction was
significantly correlated with perceptions of effectiveness in both types of flexible work
arrangements. The major implication of the findings is that personality may be an
effective way to identify candidates for specific types of flexible work arrangements.
Davis, John Cameron, "The Relationship Between Personality and Job Outcomes in Flexible Work Arrangements: Time and Location" (2015). Master's Theses. 4580.