Title: Understanding associations between Big Five personality traits, multiple dimensions of wellbeing and sustainable development

Authors: Pooja Soni; Kanupriya Misra Bakhru

Addresses: Jaypee Business School, Jaypee Institute of Information Technology, A-10, Sector-62, Noida-201309, Uttar Pradesh, India ' Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Jaypee Institute of Information Technology, A-10, Sector-62, Noida-201309, Uttar Pradesh, India

Abstract: Sustainable development (SD) has been the focus of environmentalists, academicians, policymakers and, economists in designing innovative thinking instead of traditional methods to be ecologically sensitive and adaptive. SD and wellbeing together have been closely interlinked in the past literature but the relationship between multiple dimensions of wellbeing and SD in presence of personality traits is missing. The conceptual framework presented provides directionality between three dimensions of wellbeing (hedonic, eudaimonic and social) and SD. The framework proposes a bidirectional relationship between SD and wellbeing of an individual. The paper also points to the role of academia and higher education teachers in process of SD. Personality traits come out to be a strong predictor of all dimensions of wellbeing as well as sustainability efforts from an individual level. The findings have relevance in designing sustainable public policy, education curriculum at institute level, personality modulation programs and community-oriented indices.

Keywords: wellbeing; hedonic; eudaimonic; social; Big Five personality traits; sustainable development; teachers.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBG.2020.111644

International Journal of Business and Globalisation, 2020 Vol.26 No.4, pp.328 - 344

Received: 28 Mar 2019
Accepted: 23 May 2019

Published online: 19 Nov 2020 *

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