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Vocational Theory and Personality Traits of Information Technology Professionals peRsOnAlITy TRAITs AnD cAReeR sATIsfAcTIOn Of InfORmATIOn TechnOlOgy pROfessIOnAls

@inproceedings{Lounsbury2008VocationalTA,
  title={Vocational Theory and Personality Traits of Information Technology Professionals peRsOnAlITy TRAITs AnD cAReeR sATIsfAcTIOn Of InfORmATIOn TechnOlOgy pROfessIOnAls},
  author={John W. Lounsbury and R. Scott Studham and Robert P. Steel},
  year={2008}
}
Drawing on Holland’s (1985, 1996) vocational theory and based on a sample of 9,011 IT professionals, two research questions were investigated. On what personality traits do IT professionals differ from other occupations and which of these are also related to their career satisfaction? Five traits met both these criteria—Emotional Resilience, Openness, Tough-Mindedness, and Customer Service--for which IT professionals had higher scores, and Conscientiousness, for which they had lower scores. IT… Expand
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