Personlighetens inverkan på aktivt och passivt jobbsökande, karriärambition och arbetstillfredställelse

Translated title of the thesis: The impact of personality traits on active and passive job search, career ambition and job satisfaction
  • Ulf G Lundgren

    Student thesis: Master, one year


    Previous research has focused limited attention on how personality affects job search for university educated people in work and no studies have focused on the difference between active and passive job seekers. This survey-based study that examined university educated economists and engineers with 5-25 years of experience, showed that career ambition mediated active job search for the personality dimensions of openness, agreeableness and extraversion and also gave clear evidence that active job seekers have lower levels of job satisfaction, and higher levels of career ambition, agreeableness and extraversion, compared with passive job seekers. These findings provide a more nuanced picture of the impact of different recruitment strategies and provide a starting point for in-depth studies on passive job seekers

    Date of Award2014-Aug-07
    Original languageSwedish
    SupervisorPia Rosander (Supervisor) & Peter Jönsson (Examiner)

    Educational program

    • Magisterprogram i psykologi

    University credits

    • 15 HE credits

    Swedish Standard Keywords

    • Psychology (501)


    • personality
    • big five
    • openness
    • agreeableness
    • extraversion
    • neuroticism
    • career ambition
    • job satisfaction
    • active job seekers
    • passive job seekers

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