Trait conscientiousness, thriving at work, career satisfaction and job satisfaction: Can supervisor support make a difference?

Meng-Long Huo, Zhou Jiang

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Abstract

Based on a three-wave survey of 223 full-time workers, this study investigates how trait conscientiousness affects career satisfaction and job satisfaction and the boundary condition of these effects. We found that conscientiousness fostered career and job satisfaction through enabling thriving at work. Results also revealed that the impact of conscientiousness on thriving at work, and subsequently on career and job satisfaction, was stronger when individuals received less supervisor support. These findings advance our theoretical and practical knowledge of how personality traits and situational factors jointly impact on employee wellbeing.

Original languageEnglish
Article number111116
Number of pages6
JournalPersonality and Individual Differences
Volume183
Early online date14 Jul 2021
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2021

Keywords

  • Career satisfaction
  • Conscientiousness
  • Job satisfaction
  • Supervisor support
  • Thriving at work

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