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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 371-376

Correlation between personality traits and organizational commitment in the staff of Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences in 2015


1 Research Center for Environmental Determinants of Health (RCEDH), Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran
2 Nursing Department, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Alireza Khatony
Nursing Department, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah
Iran
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/1755-6783.208725

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Background: The staff' personality traits are important factors that can affect their organizational commitment. Objective: The current research was aimed to determine the relationship between personality traits and organizational commitment among the staff of Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences. Materials and Methods: In this descriptive-analytic study, 270 staff working in the headquarters of Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences were selected through simple random sampling. The instrument of data collection included NEO personality inventory and Allen and Meyer's organizational commitment scale. Data were analyzed by descriptive and inferential statistics (Pearson's correlation coefficient and regression analysis). Results: The maximum and minimum means for personality traits were reported for conscientiousness (2.96 ± 0.40) and neuroticism (1.85 ± 0.55), respectively. With regard to organizational commitment, however, affective commitment (4.77 ± 0.80) and continuance commitment (4.77 ± 0.80) obtained the maximum and minimum means, respectively. From among the five personality traits, conscientiousness and agreeableness were significantly correlated with organizational commitment. Conclusion: Since conscientiousness and agreeableness variables were correlated with organizational commitment, it is suggested that the managers of organizations pay a special attention to the given personality traits in the selection and appointment of the staff in organizational positions in order to enhance the efficiency of human resources in organizations. They are also recommended to take these variables into account during job interviews.


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