Communality and Uniqueness regarding Personality Trait Terms for Young Workers

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  • 若年労働者のパーソナリティ特性表現に関する共通性と独自性
  • 若年労働者のパーソナリティ特性表現に関する共通性と独自性 : 職場における活躍と伸び悩みに着眼して
  • ジャクネン ロウドウシャ ノ パーソナリティ トクセイ ヒョウゲン ニ カンスル キョウツウセイ ト ドクジセイ : ショクバ ニ オケル カツヤク ト ノビナヤミ ニ チャクガン シテ
  • Focusing on Flourished and Slackened Growth in Workplaces
  • 職場における活躍と伸び悩みに着眼して

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The purpose of this study is to investigate personality trait terms regarding young workers in the context of flourished and slackened growth, taking the social agenda of understanding the employee in workplaces and the theoretical framework of Big Five into consideration. Two research questions were formulated in this report. First, is there communality between Big Five scales and the personality traits of young workers? Second, is there uniqueness in the personality traits of young workers? Interviews were conducted with 22 participants from six companies. Altogether, 249 personality trait terms were extracted. In comparison with Big Five scales, 104, 139, 119, 144, and 151 traits were confirmed as similar constructs with the TIPI–J, Big Five, FFPQ–50, BFS, and Japanese NEO–PI–R. A uniqueness of personality with regard to young workers was verified through 69 extracted trait terms that have different constructs in those scales. Based on these findings, this paper presents the necessity of understanding young workers in the context of workplaces not only through Big Five scales but using unique personality trait terms for them.

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