The present research investigates the effects of personality traits, self-efficacy and locus of control, on job satisfaction. It also examines the mediating impact of goal commitment on relationships between personality and job satisfaction. The results indicate that self-efficacy and locus of control are positively related to goal commitment. Goal commitment is positively associated with job satisfaction. In addition, locus of control is fund positively related to job satisfaction while self-efficacy does not have such relationship with job satisfaction.
Lau, Elaine K. W. “Personality Traits Effects on Job Satisfaction: The Role of Goal Commitment.” Ed. Doug White. Proc. of Decision Sciences Institute Conf., 14-17 November 2009, New Orleans, LA. DSI, Atlanta, GA. 2009. 651-656. Print.