Aleksandra Zakrzewska*

Instytut Psychologii PAN

Szkoła Wyższa Psychologii Społecznej, Warszawa


The aim of the study was to investigate how personality traits and social competences predict job performance in consulting company. Whereas, the relationships between personality traits and job performance have often been studied, research concerning social competences is scarce. Two main questions were addressed in the present study: 1. Which personality traits and social competences are predictors of job performance? 2. What is better predictor of job performance - personality traits or social competences? 100 employees at age 24-55 were investigated with the Polish version of Personality Inventory NEO-FFI, Matczak Social Competences Inventory and Job Effectiveness Questionnaire prepared by the author of the research. Factor analysis showed two dimensions of job effectiveness: effectiveness connected with meeting expectations, and company- and self-promotion. Results show that all social competences, extraversion and agreeableness were predictors of job effectiveness connected with meeting expectations. Job effectiveness related to company- and self-promotion was predicted by extraversion, agreeableness, openness to experience, ability to deal in situations of close interpersonal contact and social exposure. Neuroticism and conscientiousness were not related to any kind of job effectiveness. Social competences are better predictors of job effectiveness than personality traits, but together they explain more of its variance than taken separately.

Autor: Ewelina Soszyńska
Ostatnia aktualizacja: 23.03.2007, godz. 13:23 - Ewelina Soszyńska