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A Study of the Relationship between Personality Traits and Job Performance of the Academic Staff Members of NSBM Green University Town

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U.D.T.B. Perera ,

NSBM Green University Town, LK
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M.T.D. De Silva

NSBM Green University Town, LK
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Abstract

This study examines the relationship between personality and job performance of the academic staff members of the NSBM Green University Town in Sri Lanka. Job performance is a matter of critical importance to contemporary performance-based organizations, which increasingly seek out employees of high calibre. Among many factors which influence job performance, personality plays a prominent role as it affects the efficiency and effectiveness of employee job performance. This study confirmed the findings of previous researches, as they have proven that personality is a valid predictor which has a statistically significant, strong positive relationship with job performance. The study also examined the relationship of each big five dimension namely, extraversion, neuroticism, agreeableness, conscientiousness and openness with job performance of the academic staff members at NSBM Green University Town. Findings of the study confirmed that all of the aforesaid dimensions had a statistically significant strong and moderate positive relationship with job performance. Findings also confirmed that they were significantly valid predictors of job performance. Hence, this study provides new insights to the management of the education sector indicating that personality should be given due consideration in human resource management practices in their organizations.

How to Cite: Perera, U. D. T. B., & De Silva, M. T. D. (2017). A Study of the Relationship between Personality Traits and Job Performance of the Academic Staff Members of NSBM Green University Town. NSBM Journal of Management, 3(2), 18–30. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/nsbmjm.v3i2.45
Published on 01 Dec 2017.
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