Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The effect of openness to experience on tenure and turnover intention: A sub-factor approach
by McMahon, Robert F., Jr., M.A., Roosevelt University, 2015, 55; 1585918
Abstract (Summary)

Openness to experience is one of the least useful personality predictors in the workplace. The present study tested the notion that openness to experience would be a more effective predictor of tenure and turnover intention if openness to experience was separated into two sub-factors. We used a total sample size of, N = 96, participants, which was analyzed both as a whole and separately, segmented by students (n = 51) and working adults (n = 45).

The present study was unable to show that the sub-factors of openness to experience were more effective predictors of turnover intention and tenure. Implications of the evidence in the present study are discussed with the conclusion that openness to experience, at the factor and the sub-factor levels, is a weak predictor in the workplace.

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Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Wygonik, Edward
Commitee: Thomas, Adrian
School: Roosevelt University
Department: Industrial/Organizational
School Location: United States -- Illinois
Source: MAI 54/04M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Occupational psychology, Personality psychology
Keywords: Big five, Facet, Factor, Openness to experience, Tenure, Turnover intention
Publication Number: 1585918
ISBN: 9781321657968
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