Asma Asma, Shakila Malik, Shah Hassan


Purpose: The purpose of the study was to identify the relationship between teachers’ personality traits and job performance among university teachers. Methods: Survey questionnaire design was followed in this study. Teachers of public and private sector universities in District Peshawar, were the respondents in this study. Population of the study consist of total 3,345 university teachers in district Peshawar, KPK i.e., Public sector university teachers (2146) Private sector university teachers (1199).  The sample size was 429 as by Krejecie & Morgan Table. Random sampling technique was used. Questionnaires were distributed among university teachers. A 55-item questionnaire which consists of personality traits and job performance was carried out to investigate the relationship between these variables. Seven basic socio-demographic questions were also included. Results & Conclusion: The findings revealed that there is a positive association between Openness to Experience, Extroversion, Agreeableness and job performance. On the contrary, there is a negative association between Neuroticism, Consciousness and job performance. The most predictive trait that influences teachers’ job performance is Neuroticism followed by Openness to Experience.


"Big Five" personality traits, job performance, university teacher, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.

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