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Elfstrand Corlin, TinnaORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-5070-9961
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Elfstrand Corlin, T. & Kazemi, A. (2017). Accounting for job satisfaction: Examining the interplay of person and situation. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, 58(5), 436-442
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Accounting for job satisfaction: Examining the interplay of person and situation
2017 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, ISSN 0036-5564, E-ISSN 1467-9450, Vol. 58, no 5, p. 436-442Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In the present study, we investigate the interplay of personality traits (i.e., person) in frontline care staff in nursing homes and the way they relate to the residents (i.e., situation) to account for their job satisfaction. Participants completed a survey including Mini-IPIP tapping the five-factor model of personality, Individualized Care Inventory tapping four aspects of person-centered care and job satisfaction. The results revealed that staff scoring high on neuroticism experienced less job satisfaction. This relationship was partly accounted for by resident autonomy, suggesting that part of the adverse influence of neuroticism on job satisfaction may be mitigated by organizations providing a supportive care environment. In contrast, staff scoring high on agreeableness experienced higher job satisfaction. This relationship was accounted for by another aspect of person-centered care, that is, knowing the person. This suggests that agreeableness in a sense facilitated adjustment of acts of care toward the unique needs and preferences of residents and this partly explained why the more agreeable the staff was the more they felt satisfied at work. In sum, effects of personality traits on job satisfaction in care staff are partially mediated by the perception of working conditions and care policy and to the extent that a certain personality trait affects whether the staff have a positive or negative perception of the way they relate to the residents, they will experience, respectively, higher or a lower job satisfaction. This finding has implications for how to combine a focus on delivering person-centered care with improving personal job satisfaction.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd., 2017
Keywords
Job satisfaction, Big Five, personality, person-centered care, individualized care
National Category
Psychology (excluding Applied Psychology) Social Psychology
Research subject
Individual and Society VIDSOC
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-14093 (URN)10.1111/sjop.12384 (DOI)000417415300011 ()28833208 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85027702179 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2017-09-07 Created: 2017-09-07 Last updated: 2019-11-21Bibliographically approved
Elfstrand Corlin, T., Kajonius, P. J. & Kazemi, A. (2017). The impact of personality on person-centred care: a study of care staff in Swedish nursing homes. International Journal of Older People Nursing, 12(2), Article ID e12132.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The impact of personality on person-centred care: a study of care staff in Swedish nursing homes
2017 (English)In: International Journal of Older People Nursing, ISSN 1748-3735, E-ISSN 1748-3743, Vol. 12, no 2, article id e12132Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Aim and objective: In this study, we explore how personal and situational factors relate to the provision of person-centred care (PCC) in nursing homes. Specifically, we focus on the relationship between the care staff's personality traits and provision of PCC and to what extent perceptions of the working environment influences this relationship.

Background: The ultimate goal of elderly care is to meet the older person's needs and individual preferences (PCC). Interpersonal aspects of care and the quality of relationship between the care staff and the older person are therefore central in PCC.

Design and methods: A cross-sectional Swedish sample of elderly care staff (= 322) completed an electronic survey including measures of personality (Mini-IPIP) and person-centred care (Individualized Care Inventory, ICI). A principal component analysis was conducted on the ICI-data to separate the user orientation (process quality) of PCC from the preconditions (structure quality) of PCC.

Results: Among the five factors of personality, neuroticism was the strongest predictor of ICI user orientation. ICI preconditions significantly mediated this relationship, indicating the importance of a supportive working environment. In addition, stress was introduced as a potential explanation and was shown to mediate the impact of neuroticism on ICI preconditions.

Conclusions: Personality traits have a significant impact on user orientation, and the perception of a supportive and stress free working environment is an important prerequisite for achieving high-quality person-centred elderly care.

Implications for practice: Understanding how personality is linked to the way care staff interacts with the older person adds a new perspective on provision of person-centred elderly care.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Inc., 2017
Keywords
big five, elderly care, nursing homes, personality, person-centred care, stress
National Category
Psychology (excluding Applied Psychology) Social Psychology
Research subject
Individual and Society VIDSOC; Consciousness and Cognitive Neuroscience
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-13768 (URN)10.1111/opn.12132 (DOI)000405747900004 ()27696736 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-84994888198 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2017-06-19 Created: 2017-06-19 Last updated: 2019-11-20Bibliographically approved
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