An Exploration of Using Personality and Engagement to Predict Performance

Performance is always the key interest of educators as well as organizations of various types. Our research questions addressed in this study are: How do personality and work engagement variables impact an individual’s job performance? Using a sample of MBA students, we empirically examined the relationship between the Big Five personality factors, worker engagement and job performance, task and conceptual. Results from a hierarchical regression analysis show that agreeableness can predict contextual performance while conscientiousness, dedication, and absorption can predict task performance. Implications for teaching in higher education are discussed.

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4:00pm to 5:30pm
Fountain Area

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