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The Effects of Personality Types on Return-to-work Anxiety Post COVID-19 Lockdown

Preston, Martina (2021) The Effects of Personality Types on Return-to-work Anxiety Post COVID-19 Lockdown. Undergraduate thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Aims: The current study sought to provide a greater understanding of return-to-work anxiety post lockdown via introverted/extroverted personality types. This study examined the effect quarantine has have on remote working via anxiety levels.

Method: A questionnaire was administered to participants (n=120) through social media which consisted of questions regarding COVID-19 via the Covid Stress Scale (CSS), Personality types via Eysenck’s personality questionnaire (EPQ-r) and anxiety levels via the Depression, Anxiety and Stress Scale (DASS).

Results: Results showed that introversion/extraversion were not significant in predicting return-to-work anxiety. Return-to-work anxiety was uniquely more by the CSS subscale relating to trauma i.e., worries and anxiety about COVID in general rather than any specific return-to-work fears relating to COVID.

Conclusion: Overriding fear and worry towards COVID-19 rather than an individual’s personality type appears to be significant in predicting return-to-work anxiety as well as job types the person falls into. On a practical level, findings have important implications the role of reducing overall anxiety for the participants.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Psychology
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Psychology > Stress (Psychology)
Divisions: School of Business > BA (Honours) in Psychology
Depositing User: Clara Chan
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2021 14:33
Last Modified: 16 Sep 2021 15:48

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