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Fall 11-14-2009


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.


This is a published conference paper, delivered at the 40th Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute November 14-17, 2009 in New Orleans, LA. Copyright © 2009 the author. All rights reserved.