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Relationship between personality traits, job satisfaction, and job involvement among Taiwanese community health volunteers.
Public Health Nurs. 2007 May-Jun; 24(3):274-82.PH

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

To understand the relationship between job involvement, job satisfaction, and personality traits among health volunteers in one Taiwan community. It is not easy to retain voluntary workers as part of health programs even though they have been trained. Previous research has shown that in order to increase job involvement, volunteers must effectively fulfill their needs to achieve and obtain job satisfaction.

DESIGN AND SAMPLE

Cross-sectional design. Surveys were mailed to 317 health volunteers at community health centers in I-lan County, northern Taiwan; 213 complete responses (67%) were received.

METHODS

The survey instrument included sociodemographic items and scales measuring locus of control, achievement orientation, job involvement, and job satisfaction.

RESULTS

Most respondents (94.8%) were female and their average age was 49.6 years. In terms of personality traits, most volunteers showed internal control orientation. Explainable variance for the prediction of job involvement from a combination of participation frequency, on-job training, achievement orientation, and job satisfaction was 33.6%.

CONCLUSIONS

The results suggest that there is a need to strengthen cooperative relationships among volunteers by initiating well-planned volunteer training programs and growth groups. These should involve the empowerment concept with the aim of enhancing the volunteers' interpersonal relationships and job satisfaction.

Authors+Show Affiliations

National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan, China. icli@ym.edu.twNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17456129

Citation

Li, I-Chuan, et al. "Relationship Between Personality Traits, Job Satisfaction, and Job Involvement Among Taiwanese Community Health Volunteers." Public Health Nursing (Boston, Mass.), vol. 24, no. 3, 2007, pp. 274-82.
Li IC, Lin MC, Chen CM. Relationship between personality traits, job satisfaction, and job involvement among Taiwanese community health volunteers. Public Health Nurs. 2007;24(3):274-82.
Li, I. C., Lin, M. C., & Chen, C. M. (2007). Relationship between personality traits, job satisfaction, and job involvement among Taiwanese community health volunteers. Public Health Nursing (Boston, Mass.), 24(3), 274-82.
Li IC, Lin MC, Chen CM. Relationship Between Personality Traits, Job Satisfaction, and Job Involvement Among Taiwanese Community Health Volunteers. Public Health Nurs. 2007 May-Jun;24(3):274-82. PubMed PMID: 17456129.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Relationship between personality traits, job satisfaction, and job involvement among Taiwanese community health volunteers. AU - Li,I-Chuan, AU - Lin,Mei-Chih, AU - Chen,Ching-Min, PY - 2007/4/26/pubmed PY - 2007/6/30/medline PY - 2007/4/26/entrez SP - 274 EP - 82 JF - Public health nursing (Boston, Mass.) JO - Public Health Nurs VL - 24 IS - 3 N2 - OBJECTIVE: To understand the relationship between job involvement, job satisfaction, and personality traits among health volunteers in one Taiwan community. It is not easy to retain voluntary workers as part of health programs even though they have been trained. Previous research has shown that in order to increase job involvement, volunteers must effectively fulfill their needs to achieve and obtain job satisfaction. DESIGN AND SAMPLE: Cross-sectional design. Surveys were mailed to 317 health volunteers at community health centers in I-lan County, northern Taiwan; 213 complete responses (67%) were received. METHODS: The survey instrument included sociodemographic items and scales measuring locus of control, achievement orientation, job involvement, and job satisfaction. RESULTS: Most respondents (94.8%) were female and their average age was 49.6 years. In terms of personality traits, most volunteers showed internal control orientation. Explainable variance for the prediction of job involvement from a combination of participation frequency, on-job training, achievement orientation, and job satisfaction was 33.6%. CONCLUSIONS: The results suggest that there is a need to strengthen cooperative relationships among volunteers by initiating well-planned volunteer training programs and growth groups. These should involve the empowerment concept with the aim of enhancing the volunteers' interpersonal relationships and job satisfaction. SN - 0737-1209 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17456129/Relationship_between_personality_traits_job_satisfaction_and_job_involvement_among_Taiwanese_community_health_volunteers_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1525-1446.2007.00634.x DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -