Title: Relationship between time perspective and job satisfaction

Authors: Boštjan Bajec

Addresses: Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana, Aškerčeva 2, 1000, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Abstract: This study explores the relationships between time perspective dimensions, the big five personality traits and job satisfaction. People with higher past-positive and lower past-negative and present-fatalistic time perspectives are more satisfied with their jobs, individuals with higher present-hedonism show higher affective job satisfaction, and those with higher future time perspective show a higher cognitive job satisfaction. Results also show that time perspective dimensions and a balanced time perspective explain additional variance in job satisfaction beyond the one explained by personality traits, age and gender. Additional variance of 2.3%/1.3% for affective job satisfaction, 7.9%/3.1% for intrinsic job satisfaction, 2.9%/1.0% for extrinsic job satisfaction and 6.1%/2.4% for general job satisfaction was explained by time perspective dimensions/balanced time perspective. Results of the study can guide possible interventions to affect organisational commitment, turnover intentions and other outcomes of job satisfaction.

Keywords: time perspective; job satisfaction; personality traits; balanced time perspective; multiple regression.

DOI: 10.1504/IJHRDM.2018.092294

International Journal of Human Resources Development and Management, 2018 Vol.18 No.1/2, pp.145 - 165

Received: 17 Oct 2016
Accepted: 29 May 2017

Published online: 07 Jun 2018 *

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