Personality Traits as Moderators of the Job Scope-Job Satisfaction Relationship.
OREGON UNIV EUGENE DEPT OF MANAGEMENT
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Questionnaire data on job characteristics, personality traits, and job satisfaction were obtained from 340 employees of a manufacturing organization. Moderated regression analyses were performed to determine the extent to which three personality traits Achievement, Autonomy, and Endurance moderated the relationship between job scope and satisfaction with the work itself. Results showed that only the Achievement variable had statistically significant moderating effects. The practical significance of this effect was, however, negligible. Author