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The Big Five Personality Traits and Job Involvement: An Investigation of University Lecturers in South Eastern Nigeria


Ngozi Sydney-Agbor [1], Barnabas E. Nwankwo [2],  Manasseh Iroegbu [3], Tobias C. Obi [2], Solomon A. Agu [4]

[1] Department of Psychology, Imo State University Owerri, Nigeria [2] Department of Psychology, Caritas University, Nigeria, [3] Department of Psychology, University of Uyo, Nigeria, [4] Department of Psychology, Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Nigeria 


Abstract

The study investigated the Big Five Personality Traits and Job Involvement of university lecturers in south east, Nigeria. A total number of 724 lecturers drawn from the six private, four state and four federal universities in the south east participated in the study. This number comprised of 387 males and 337 females whose ages ranged from 25 to 64 years and a mean age of 45.24 (SD = 9.57). The participants were administered with two instruments: Job Involvement Scale and The Big Five Inventory. It was hypothesized that job involvement will not correlate with each of the big five personality dimensions respectively. The findings revealed that, high scores on conscientiousness and low scores on neuroticism were significant predictors of job involvement (P < .05)

Keywords: personality traits, conscientiousness, neuroticism, job involvement, South Eastern Nigeria.



Citation: Sydney-Agbor, N., Nwankwo, B. E., Iroegbu, M., Obi, T. C., & Agu, S. A. (2013). The Big Five Personality Traits and Job Involvement: An Investigation of University Lecturers in South Eastern Nigeria. Open Science Repository Psychology, Online(open-access), e23050430. doi:10.7392/openaccess.23050430

Received: September 28, 2013

Published: October 4, 2013

Copyright: © 2013 Sydney-Agbor, N., Nwankwo, B. E., Iroegbu, M., Obi, T. C., & Agu, S. A. Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.

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Sydney-Agbor, N., Nwankwo, B. E., Iroegbu, M., Obi, T. C., & Agu, S. A. (2013). The Big Five Personality Traits and Job Involvement: An Investigation of University Lecturers in South Eastern Nigeria. Open Science Repository Psychology, Online(open-access), e23050430. doi:10.7392/openaccess.23050430

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Sydney-Agbor, Ngozi et al. “The Big Five Personality Traits and Job Involvement: An Investigation of University Lecturers in South Eastern Nigeria.” Open Science Repository Psychology Online.open-access (2013): e23050430.

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Sydney-Agbor, Ngozi, Barnabas E. Nwankwo, Manasseh Iroegbu, Tobias C. Obi, and Solomon A. Agu. “The Big Five Personality Traits and Job Involvement: An Investigation of University Lecturers in South Eastern Nigeria.” Open Science Repository Psychology Online, no. open-access (October 04, 2013): e23050430. doi:10.7392/openaccess.23050430.

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Sydney-Agbor, N. et al., 2013. The Big Five Personality Traits and Job Involvement: An Investigation of University Lecturers in South Eastern Nigeria. Open Science Repository Psychology, Online(open-access), p.e23050430.

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1. N. Sydney-Agbor, B. E. Nwankwo, M. Iroegbu, T. C. Obi, S. A. Agu, The Big Five Personality Traits and Job Involvement: An Investigation of University Lecturers in South Eastern Nigeria, Open Science Repository Psychology Online, e23050430 (2013).

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1. Sydney-Agbor, N., Nwankwo, B. E., Iroegbu, M., Obi, T. C. & Agu, S. A. The Big Five Personality Traits and Job Involvement: An Investigation of University Lecturers in South Eastern Nigeria. Open Science Repository Psychology Online, e23050430 (2013).


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