Document Type : Original Article



BACKGROUND: Job satisfaction has been described to be an important for individuals as well as
for the society in general. However, several factors were introduced to be crucial for job satisfaction;
one of the more influenced factors in satisfaction experiences is individual personality. The present
study aim is to identify the relationship between the five major traits of personality and job satisfaction
with virtual education among teachers of students with learning difficulties.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: The research is a descriptive quantitative design. The research
population consists of 94 male and female teachers who are involved in primary and intermediate
public schools in Saudi Arabia. Data were then exposed to the analysis, namely, descriptive statistics,
Pearson correlation, and Mann–Whitney U test to obtain the answers to the research questions at
the level of <0.05.
RESULTS: Based on the results, the most common personality trait among the study sample is
conscientiousness, while neuroticism was the least common among the five traits. It was also found
that there are differences between males and females in all dimensions of job satisfaction with virtual
education (satisfaction with the nature of work – the relationship with colleagues and bosses – the
relationship with parents) and the overall score in favor of females, except for the dimension of the
relationship with colleagues and superiors, where males and females are equal.
CONCLUSION: The average score of the personality types and job satisfaction is moderate. Job
satisfaction has a significant relationship with personality types. In addition, partial significant
differences were found among the study variables. Given the importance of identifying teachers’
personality in the workplace, reducing psychological and work factors effects in the educational
environment among teachers can be helpful to enhance their job satisfaction. The study therefor,
enumerated implications and recommendations based on the findings.


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