Title: Connections between personality traits and work experiences

Authors: Aleksander Zadel

Addresses: Department of Psychology, Faculty of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Information Technologies, University of Primorska, Koper, Slovenia

Abstract: The present study examined the factors that are related to burnout at the workplace. Previous studies researching the emergence of burnout mostly focused on external factors at the level of the nature of work, the workplace and institutions. Very few of them paid attention to the aspects of the individual in the sense of the individual's personality traits and subjective feelings of satisfaction with work and with life. This is why this study researched the relationship between the burnout phenomenon, work satisfaction, personality traits and quality of life. To analyse personality traits, the emotions profile index (EPI) was used, which is based on Plutchik and Kellerman's theory of emotion. Results of the study contribute to the understanding of the role of personality in the context of work.

Keywords: personality traits; burnout; quality of life; work satisfaction; employee's position; emotions profile index; EPI; evolutionary psychology; human resource management.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBSR.2018.088479

International Journal of Business and Systems Research, 2018 Vol.12 No.1, pp.69 - 84

Received: 01 Feb 2016
Accepted: 16 May 2016

Published online: 11 Dec 2017 *

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