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Impact of Big Five Personality Factors on Career Success: A Study Based on Staff-level Employees in A Leading Apparel Firm in Sri Lanka

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J. D. Kariyawasam ,

University of Kelaniya, LK
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Department of Human Resource Management
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I. Welmilla

University of Kelaniya, LK
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Department of Human Resource Management
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Abstract

Success and failure of any organization mostly depend on the people and their behaviors. Most of the employees are more concerned about their career success in the apparel sector. Past researchers explained that career success two different viewed such as objectively (extrinsic) and subjectively (intrinsic). The present study attempted to investigate the impact of big five personality factors on employee’s career success, and it limits its investigation into a selected apparel firm in Srilanka. A questionnaire survey was conducted to gather data from staff-level employees of a leading apparel firm in Sri Lanka. There were 120 responses were obtained. The correlation and regression analysis were used in analyzing data. The results of the study indicated that all big five factors were a significant relationship with career success. Further, all big five factors, except neuroticism, have a positive impact on career success. Neuroticism has a significant negative impact on career success. Hence, this study provides better understandings and the results for the big five personality factors that affect an employee’s career success in a leading apparel firm in Sri Lanka.
How to Cite: Kariyawasam, J.D. and Welmilla, I., 2020. Impact of Big Five Personality Factors on Career Success: A Study Based on Staff-level Employees in A Leading Apparel Firm in Sri Lanka. Kelaniya Journal of Human Resource Management, 15(2), pp.1–20. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/kjhrm.v15i2.76
Published on 31 Dec 2020.
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