Extant literature has examined the relationship between personality dimensions and role stress. However, the findings are diverse and diffuse. This study is an attempt to collate and evaluate the research to come up with some common refrains. Personality dimensions of Type A Behavior Pattern (TABP), Negative Affectivity (NA), Locus of Control (LOC) and Positive Affectivity (PA) were examined through an extensive review of the literature for their relationship with stressors and strain. It was found that TABP had a moderate positive co-relation with the level of stress. NA had an impact on the relation between stressors and strain. However, owing to the divergent viewpoints which emerged it was not conclusively established if this effect was inflationary or not. It was, however, established that NA was positively co-related with stress levels. Individuals with an external LOC were found to exhibit higher level of stress, while PA was found to have a positive relationship with affective commitment as an outcome. Implications for research and practice are discussed and future research areas are identified.
|Journal||International Journal of Applied Business and Economic Research|