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ERIC Number: EJ1017666
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1303-0485
Type-A Behavior, Gender, and Job Satisfaction: A Research on Instructors
Yazici, Hikmet; Altun, Fatma
Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, v13 n3 p1455-1459 Sum 2013
There has been some research which investigates the relationship between gender, different personality traits, and job satisfaction in the field of behavioral sciences. The aim of this study is to examine the difference between male and female instructors' job satisfaction and to investigate the predict level of job satisfaction by Type-A personality traits and gender. 308 instructors (116 female and 192 male) with various titles working at different universities participated in this study. The data were collected through Type-A Personality Scale, Job Satisfaction Scale, and Personal Data Form. Independent t-test, Pearson product-moment correlation coefficient and multiple linear regression techniques were used to analyze the data. The findings showed that there was no significant difference between male and female instructors' scores on job satisfaction. Scores on moving away from social activities and importance attributed to timing that are sub-dimensions of Type-A Personality Scale, were significant predictors of job satisfaction. According to these results, whereas scores of moving away from social activities of participants increase, job satisfaction decreases. Additionally, scores of importance attributed to timing increases, as job satisfaction increases. The findings of the study revealed that some personal characteristics explained the job satisfaction significantly.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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