Personality traits as predictors of job satisfaction


  • Jelena Matanović Odsek za psihologiju, Filozofski fakultet Novi Sad



job satisfaction, aspects of job satisfaction, big five, personality traits, university professors


The main aim of this research was to establish whether personality traits of the big five model could be predictors of total job satisfaction and nine specific aspects of job satisfaction, measured by JSS. Other than the personality traits, as categorical predictors variables gender and length of employment time at the University were researched. The research included a sample of 300 university teachers and their assistants employed at the University of Novi Sad and University of Belgrade. Upon the given results, we can conclude that agreeableness and neuroticism are set aside as significant predictors of job satisfaction but categorical predictors were not significant. Satisfaction predictors as agreeableness, conscientiousness and neuroticism are separated in some aspects of job: agreeableness for aspect of promotion, supervision, nature of work, communication and co-workers, conscientiousness for aspects of co-workers, benefits and contingent rewards and neuroticism for supervision, nature of work, communication, co-workers benefits and contingent rewards. Categorical predictors were not significant. Aspects of satisfaction defined as pay and job nature can not be predicted upon the given predictors.


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Matanović, J. Personality traits as predictors of job satisfaction. Primenjena Psihologija, 2(4), 327–338.