Title: Relationship between personality and job performance: Indian perspective of Triguna theory

Authors: Richa Banerjee; Ravindra Pathak; Garima Mathur

Addresses: Prestige Institute of Management, Gwalior M.P., India ' Prestige Institute of Management, Gwalior M.P., India ' Prestige Institute of Management, Gwalior M.P., India

Abstract: The three Gunas namely, Sattva, Rajsic and Tamsic are considered as basis of personality formation according to Indian psychology which decides an individual's orientation towards something. In the study, two Gunas, i.e., Sattva Guna and Rajas Guna were taken into consideration as Tamsic Guna indicates malpractices where an individual is considered as self-centred. The studies have been done considering personality theories like trait theory or big five personality theory in correlation with job performance (Ceschi et al., 2016) but Indian personality theory is not studied that much. The study has been done on the employees of service sector of the Gwalior from central India. The objective of this study is to evaluate the impact of Sattva and Rajas Guna on employee job performance. The result of the study indicated that Sattva and Rajas Gunas are important contributors towards his job performance.

Keywords: Gunas; Sattva; Rajsic; Tamsic; Triguna; job performance.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBEX.2020.104844

International Journal of Business Excellence, 2020 Vol.20 No.1, pp.122 - 129

Received: 17 Aug 2018
Accepted: 14 Oct 2018

Published online: 31 Jan 2020 *

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