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The Effect of Different Humor Styles and Personality Traits on Job Satisfaction of Bank Employees
The Effect of Different Humor Styles and Personality Traits on Job Satisfaction of Bank Employees abstract This research was disgined to focuse on the employees of a Taiwanese local bank and aim to discuss the effect of humor styles and personality traits on their job satisfaction. The discussion is divided into three stages. First, humor styles and personality traits, as well as their current job satisfaction, were explored; followed by an examination of the relationship between their humor sytles, personality traits and job satisfaction; and lastly, the predictable effect of humor sytles and personality traits on jobsatisfaction of bank employees. A questionnaire was used as the research method. In total, 156 effective samples were collected and the results after analyses via descriptive statistics, Pearson product-moment correlation and hierarchical regression are shown as below. 1. Bank employees tended to apply positive, namely affiliative and self-enhancing humor. In terms of personality traits, bank employees tended to agreeableness and conscientiousness. Overall, the bank employees felt satisfied with their job. 2. Bank employees’ humor styles were partly correlated to their personality traits; Aggressive humor style has the best predictable and negative effect on one’s agreeableness. Their affiliative humor style has positive effect on extraversion. Positive humor style has positive effect on extraversion and openness to experience and negative effect on neuroticism. 3. The predictale effect of humor styles and personality traits on job satisfaction of bank employees are as below: (1) Bank employees’ backgrounds do not have any significant predictable effect on job satisfaction. (2) Self-enhancing humor style has the positive predictable effect on one’s job satisfaction. The more Self-enhancing humor style the bank employees use, the less they feel less satisfied with their jobs. Affiliative humor style, aggressive humor style and self-defeating humor style do not have any significant predictable effect on job satisfaction. (3) Extraversion, agreeableness and openness to experience do not have any significant predictable effect on job satisfaction. Both conscientiousness and neuroticism of the bank employees have the best predictable effect on job satisfaction. Conscientiousness has positive predictable effect and neuroticism has negative effect on one’s job satisfaction. Bank employees with higher conscientiousness or lower neuroticism feel more satisfied on their jobs. Suggestions were made for future reference in terms of bank employees, organization and future work, based on the results and discussion of this research. Keywords: Humor style, Personality trait and Job satisfaction.
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