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ORIGINAL PAPER
 
CC BY-NC 3.0 Polska
 
 

Relationships between personality, emotional labor, work engagement and job satisfaction in service professions

Justyna Mróz 1  ,  
 
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Jan Kochanowski University in Kielce, Kielce, Poland (Institute of Pedagogy and Psychology, Faculty of Pedagogy and Art)
Int J Occup Med Environ Health 2016;29(5):767–782
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Objectives: Although there have been studies linking personality to selected aspects of functioning at work, Polish literature reports a shortage of detailed analyses considering, e.g., specific professional groups or certain variables. The aim of our study was to explore the links between personality traits and emotional labor, work engagement and job satisfaction among service workers. Material and Methods: The study was based on a cross-sectional, self-report survey of 137 workers representing different service industries in Poland. Each participant received a demographic data sheet and a set of questionnaires: NEO Five-Factor Inventory, the Deep Acting and Surface Acting Scale, the Job Satisfaction Scale and the Utrecht Work Engagement Scale – all in their Polish versions. Results: A correlation analysis revealed numerous relationships between the examined variables. However, results of the regression analysis showed that only some personality traits were related with individual aspects of functioning at work. Neuroticism accounted for the phenomenon of faking emotions. Conscientiousness was significantly related to general work engagement, vigor and dedication. Agreeableness and neuroticism significantly predicted job satisfaction. Conclusions: Individual personality traits account for various aspects of work functioning. Int J Occup Med Environ Health 2016;29(5):767–782
CORRESPONDING AUTHOR:
Justyna Mróz   
Jan Kochanowski University in Kielce, Institute of Pedagogy and Psychology, Faculty of Pedagogy and Art, Krakowska 11, 25-029 Kielce, Poland
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