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The relationship of personality traits, gender, occupational stress and job satisfaction among police officers in Punjab, Pakistan

Khizar, Umbreen (2017) The relationship of personality traits, gender, occupational stress and job satisfaction among police officers in Punjab, Pakistan. PhD. thesis, Universiti Utara Malaysia.

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Abstract

The aim of this research was to investigate the relationship between personality traits (neuroticism, extraversion, openness to experience, agreeableness, conscientiousness), occupational stress and job satisfaction among police officers in Punjab, Pakistan. Another aim was to examine the differences in police officers' personality traits, occupational stress and job satisfaction according to their gender. This study also examined which personality trait has more effect on job satisfaction. The respondents were 300 senior police officers from Punjab, Pakistan. The multistage sampling method consisting the stratified sampling technique and the simple random sampling technique was used. The research instruments consisted of the Neo Five Factor Inventory (NEOFFI), the Police Stress Questionnaire (PSQ) and the Job Satisfaction Survey (JSS). The Statistical Package for Social Sciences was utilized to perform descriptive and inferential statistical analysis. The results of this research indicated that a significant correlation exists among the variables in this research. This study found a positive correlation between extraversion, agreeableness and conscientiousness personality traits and job satisfaction, while neuroticism has a negative correlation, but there is no correlation between openness to experience and job satisfaction. There is a negative correlation between occupational stress and job satisfaction. This study also revealed significant differences in male and female police officers' personality traits. The other findings related to gender are that female police officers have higher occupational stress than male police officers, while job satisfaction level is higher among male police officers compared to females. The results of the study showed that agreeableness has a more significant effect on job satisfaction compared to other personality trait

Item Type: Thesis (PhD.)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Personality traits, Gender, Occupational stress, Job satisfaction.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce. > HF5549-5549.5 Personnel Management. Employment
Divisions: Awang Had Salleh Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
Depositing User: Mr. Badrulsaman Hamid
Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2018 06:37
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2018 06:37
URI: http://etd.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/6902

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