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The relationship between personality and employability

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dc.contributor.advisor Coetzee, S. (Prof.)
dc.contributor.author Ottino, Samantha Ron-Leigh
dc.date.accessioned 2011-09-19T06:18:21Z
dc.date.available 2011-09-19T06:18:21Z
dc.date.issued 2010-11
dc.identifier.citation Ottino, Samantha Ron-Leigh (2010) The relationship between personality and employability, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <http://hdl.handle.net/10500/4780> en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/4780
dc.description.abstract The primary objective of this study was to explore the relationship between personality and employability using a sample of 100 employees at a meat producing company in South Africa. A secondary objective was to determine if personality could be used to predict employability, and whether individuals from different demographic groups differed regarding their employability. The instruments used were the sixteen personality factor inventory (16PF) and the Van Der Heidje employability measure. The research findings indicated that the personality factors of submissiveness and seriousness correlated to the employability dimensions of anticipation/ optimization and occupational expertise respectively. Openness and corporate sense were also correlated, with anxiety in particular correlating with the overall employability measure. Differences between the race groups and employability were also noted. Particular interventions aimed at improving individual career decision making and employability practices within the organisation concluded the study. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Career transitions en
dc.subject Adaptability en
dc.subject Dispositional employability en
dc.subject Personality traits en
dc.title The relationship between personality and employability en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.description.degree M.A. (Industrial and Organisational Psychology)


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