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Millennials: Narcissistic Personality Traits, Job Satisfaction and Workplace Expectations
by Haskins, Janice Yvonne, Ph.D., Grand Canyon University, 2020, 220; 28150588
Abstract (Summary)

As Millennials continue to eclipse Baby Boomers in the workforce, the need to better understand what drives Millennials’ workplace desires increases. The purpose of this quantitative correlational study was to determine if and to what degree there is a relationship between narcissistic personality traits (NPTs) and Millennials’ job satisfaction and workplace expectations and if and to what degree entitlement moderates the potential relationship between NPTs and Millennials’ job satisfaction, at colleges and universities in various regions in the U.S. Theoretical foundation for the study included Kernberg’s and Kohut’s theories of narcissism, Vroom’s expectancy theory, job characteristics model, and equity theory. A survey composed of the NPI-40, Job Satisfaction Survey subscales for pay, promotion, and contingent reward, Lyons Work Values Survey instrumental and cognitive indices, and the Academic Entitlement Questionnaire was completed by 85 currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students in various universities who were employed either full time or part time. The Pearson correlation analysis results indicated a non-statistically significant relationship between NPTs and job satisfaction, r(83) = -.084, p = .447 and NPTs and workplace expectations, r(83) = .059., p = .594. Based on the lack of a statistically significant relationship between NPTs and job satisfaction, entitlement was not examined as a moderator. The results suggest that NPTs are not strong predictors of job satisfaction and workplace expectations for Millennials.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Avella, Jay
Commitee: Oates, Maureen, Ritter-Williams, Debbie
School: Grand Canyon University
Department: College of Doctoral Studies
School Location: United States -- Arizona
Source: DAI-B 82/4(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Psychology, Occupational psychology, Personality psychology, Clinical psychology
Keywords: Entitlement, Job satisfaction, Millennials, Narcissism, Narcissistic personality traits, Workplace expectations
Publication Number: 28150588
ISBN: 9798684656620
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