Abstract

The present series of studies leveraged the ASTMA model (attraction, selection, transformation, manipulation, attrition), theory of purposeful work behavior, and work on job crafting to investigate the influence of personality on job satisfaction through the active and passive shaping of one's work environment (i.e., work characteristics). Study 1 integrates the ASTMA model and theory of purposeful work behavior perspectives to suggest that individuals who are conscientious, agreeableness, emotionally stable, open to experiences and extraverted become more satisfied with their jobs because each of these traits is associated with active and passive changes to specific work characteristics. These ideas were tested by examining the change in job autonomy, rewards, developmental opportunities and social support as mediators of the relationship between each of the Big-Five traits and the change in job satisfaction. Study 1 results support the idea that personality influences job satisfaction through the shaping of one's work environment. Study 2 builds on Study 1's work by examining in more detail the active (self-initiated job crafting) and passive (others-initiated job crafting) mechanisms by which personality can shape one's work characteristics. Study 2 results suggest that both active and passive pathways play a role in shaping the work environment. Taken together, the results of Study 1 and Study 2 provide support for the idea that personality may influence job satisfaction by actively or passively shaping one's work environment.

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Graduation Date

2021

Semester

Spring

Advisor

Shoss, Mindy

Degree

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

College

College of Sciences

Department

Psychology

Degree Program

Psychology; Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Format

application/pdf

Identifier

CFE0008566; DP0024242

URL

https://purls.library.ucf.edu/go/DP0024242

Language

English

Release Date

5-15-2022

Length of Campus-only Access

1 year

Access Status

Doctoral Dissertation (Campus-only Access)

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