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A study of teleworker experiences of work-life well-being and the moderating role of personality

Flood, David (2022) A study of teleworker experiences of work-life well-being and the moderating role of personality. Undergraduate thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

The working world has changed significantly over the last several years, with telework becoming a more sustained work practice for millions of workers.

Objective: The present study investigated teleworker work-life well-being to determine if there are (i) differences in work-life well-being between full-time and hybrid teleworkers; (ii) a relationship between age and teleworker work-life well-being; (iii) a relationship between the Big Five personality traits and teleworker work-life well-being; (iv) if age and personality traits extraversion and neuroticism predictive teleworker work-life well-being.

Study Design: Quantitative. Nonexperimental. Cross-sectional.

Participants: Teleworkers (n = 182); 54% Full-Time teleworkers and 46% Hybrid teleworkers. Mean age 45.98 years, 66.5% male and 33.5% female, age range 23 years – 66 years old.

Method: Participants completed the E-Work Life Scale (EWL) and Big Five personality inventory (BFI-10).

Results: The study results present limited support for the moderating role of the Big Five personality traits on teleworker worklife well-being, with neuroticism as the only predictor for work-life well-being in the expected direction.

Conclusion: Future studies should consider personality traits associated with voluntary teleworker decisions. Future study recommendations and insights based on the current study findings are discussed. Future research is warranted.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Telework; work-life balance; well-being; Big Five; personality
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Issues of Labour and Work > Quality of Work Life / Job Satisfaction
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Specific Industries > Telecommunications Industry
Divisions: School of Business > BA (Honours) in Psychology
Depositing User: Clara Chan
Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2022 11:03
Last Modified: 11 Jul 2022 11:03
URI: https://norma.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/5638

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