Impact of Big Five Personality and Self-Efficacy on Positivity of the Employees

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Sindhura. K


The individuals’ personality and general self-efficacy can influence their views on life and experiences with a positive stance. Personality of the individual is the patterns in which his habits, characteristics, attitudes, beliefs, motivation etc, are organised externally which in turn relate internally and influence the goals. Self-efficacy encourages a person to believe in their own abilities, which pushes them to complete a task effectively. It's defined as a function of beliefs linked to higher performance. In the present research study the author has examined whether Big Five Personality and Self-efficacy predict positivity of the employees. The measures used for data collection were Big Five Personality, Self-efficacy and Positivity scales. Data were obtained from 120 employees randomly selected. Data analysis was done using descriptive statistics and inferential statistics- Multiple regression. The results highlighted that personality dimensions and self-efficacy of the employees influenced the positivity. Among the personality dimensions Openness, Extraversion, and agreeableness have high mean values of 3.53, 3.37, and 3.20 respectively. The self-efficacy has the mean value of 3.47.  The beta values for self-efficacy, extraversion, agreeableness and conscientiousness were positive 0.117, 0.099, and 0.186 respectively. Therefore, when the employees have more of self-efficacy, extraversion, agreeableness and conscientiousness, their positivity will be more.  For the personality dimensions - neuroticism and openness, the beta values were 0.064 and 0.051 which were not significant. The study concludes that the dimensions of big five personality and self-efficacy influence on the positivity of the employees.

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