How do the Big Five Personality traits predict work behavior?

  • Research has shown this to be a better framework.
  • Certain traits have been shown to strongly relate to higher job performance:
  • Highly conscientious people develop more job knowledge, exert greater effort, and have better performance.
  • Other Big Five Traits also have implications for work.
  • Emotional stability is related to job satisfaction.
  • Extroverts tend to be happier in their jobs and have good social skills.
  • Open people are more creative and can be good leaders.
  • Agreeable people are good in social settings.