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ERIC Number: EJ921577
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0787
The Role of Personality in Stress Perception across Different Vocational Types
Saksvik, Ingvild Berg; Hetland, Hilde
Journal of Employment Counseling, v48 n1 p3-16 Mar 2011
In this study, the authors investigated the relationship between personality (measured by the subscales of the NEO Five-Factor Inventory [NEO-FFI]; Costa & McCrae, 1992) and stress (measured by the Overall Job Satisfaction scale [Warr, Cook, & Wall, 1979], and Cooper's Job Stress Scale [Cooper, 1981]) across different vocational types as described in Holland's (1966, 1997) theory. A sample of 729 employees participated in the survey. Individuals with high NEO-FFI scores on neuroticism more often perceived distress across several vocational types. Individuals with high NEO-FFI scores on conscientiousness more often perceived eustress across several vocational types. Extraversion was related to more eustress in Social and Conventional vocational types, openness to experience to more distress in Realistic and Social vocational types and to less eustress in Conventional vocational types; agreeableness was related to more eustress in Investigative and Conventional vocational types. A relation conclusively exists between personality and perception of distress and eustress for different vocational types. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: NEO Five Factor Inventory