An evaluation of personality traits associated with job satisfaction among South African anaesthetists using the Big Five Inventory

DOI: 10.1080/22201181.2018.1433986
Author(s): P KistenDepartment of Anaesthesiology, South Africa, H KluytsDepartment of Anaesthesiology, South Africa


Background: Job satisfaction is a vital contributor to occupational well-being and may be instrumental in mitigating stress and the adverse effects thereof. This is particularly pertinent in anaesthesiology, which is an inherently stressful field. There are myriad factors, including personality traits, shown to influence job satisfaction. Personality testing is conducted in many industries prior to recruitment; however, this is not the case in medicine. Currently the prevailing tool for the aforementioned purpose is the Big Five Inventory based on the well-described Five Factor Model of personality.

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