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The Relationship Between Trait Affect and Job Attitudes in Library Employees
Journal of Library Administration
  • Miriam L. Matteson, Kent State University
  • Sean Kennedy
Publication Date
1-1-2016
Document Type
Article
DOI
10.1080/01930826.2015.1179493
Keywords
  • personality traits,
  • affective disposition,
  • work engagement,
  • organizational commitment,
  • job satisfaction
Abstract

This research explores the relationship between employees’ disposition and several important job attitudes. Dispositional affect is a personality trait that describes people’s emotional responses to situations. This study explored how affective disposition influences the job attitudes of work engagement, organizational commitment, and job satisfaction. Data were collected from a sample of librarians, and the results show that affective disposition strongly predicted the three job attitudes in the expected directions. The findings contribute to knowledge of the role of personality in the workplace and provide guidance for library managers on how best to facilitate positive job attitudes.

Citation Information
Miriam L. Matteson and Sean Kennedy. "The Relationship Between Trait Affect and Job Attitudes in Library Employees" Journal of Library Administration Vol. 56 Iss. 7 (2016) p. 1 - 13
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/miriam-matteson/17/