Selected Personality Traits and Intent to Leave: A Field Study in Insurance Corporations

Mahfuz Judeh


This study attempted to examine the effect of two selected personality traits on intent to leave. A theoretical framework was proposed to suggest link among the two variables and a questionnaire was distributed to collect data from employees in insurance corporations in Jordan. Of the 500 questionnaires distributed, 331 valid responses were received, resulting in a 66.2% response rate. The results revealed that both conscientiousness and extraversion were negatively related to intent to leave. As for the results of the demographic factors, the study showed that there were significant differences in intent to leave based on gender and age, while there were no significant differences due to marital status. Finally, this study suggested that management should adopt appropriate strategies and enhance human resource practices that lead to positive personality traits which lead to increased retention of employees.

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International Business Research  ISSN 1913-9004 (Print), ISSN 1913-9012 (Online)

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