Personality Traits and Life Satisfaction among Working Men and Women

Azra Khanam


The present research investigated personality traits and life satisfaction among working men and women. Main hypothesis was that there would be significant relation of personality trait with life satisfaction among working men and working women.  Second assumption was that there will significant gender differences on life satisfaction. It was a co-relational study in which cross-sectional research design was used. Sample was drawn from the different colleges. Purposive sampling technique was used in this study. The total participants was hundred teachers which including fifty male teachers while fifty female teachers. Neo five factor inventory (Costa and McCrae 1992) and Satisfaction with life scale (Diener, 1985) were used to measure personality trait and life satisfaction respectively. Reliability analysis was run which shows significant enough to carry on further analysis. Sample characteristics were determined through descriptive statistics.  Correlation analysis was used to find relation between variables of interests. Result of correlation showed that life satisfaction is significantly positive correlated with the extraversion, agreeableness and conscientiousness in men in the same way that life satisfaction is significantly positive related with the extraversion and openness to experience personality traits in women. Further, for gender wise comparison on life satisfaction Independent sample t-test was used. The result showed that there was non-significant gender difference exist on life satisfaction.

Keywords:Personality Trait, Extraversion, Agreeableness, conscientiousness, Openness to experience, Life Satisfaction

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