Degree Granting Department
Paul E. Spector, Ph.D.
Positive affectivity, Job search, Personality, Tenure, Intent to quit
Although many people experiences dissatisfaction with their jobs at some time or another, not all of them quit their jobs because of it. Why do some employees simply continue to work in an unsatisfying environment? In this study, it is hypothesized that part of the reason is based on the individual's personality, specifically their scores on positive and negative affectivity. Results showed that neither NA nor PA moderated the relationship between job satisfaction and turnover intentions/job search, contrary to previous literature. This study suggests that the moderation effect of personality on this relationship, either does not exist or is more complicated than formerly thought.
Scholar Commons Citation
Mazzola, Joseph J., "Moderating effect of negative affectivity on the job satisfaction-turnover intentions and justice-turnover intentions relationships" (2006). Graduate Theses and Dissertations.