Investigating the relationship between personality traits and happiness in elementary teachers

Document Type: Original Article


1 Master of Educational Research, University of Sistan and Baluchestan, Zahedan, Iran

2 Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, University of Sistan and Baluchestan, Zahedan, Iran


Introduction: In order to provide possibility of teacher’s happiness, the purpose of this research is to evaluate the personality traits with elementary teacher’s perfectionism.
Materials and method: The population is 1200 person and our sample size is 300 elementary teachers. That are chosen by systematic random sampling .in this research data collection tools are personality traits questionnaire (NEO- FFI) and Oxford Happiness Questionnaire. Research data are analyzed by regression and Pearson correlation coefficient.
Results: The results showed that dominant personality trait among teachers are neurosis. Among personality trait subscales, Conscientiousness has the maximum average .inferential analysis shows that there is a negative and reverses relationship between Neurosis personality trait and happiness with P≤0.01 and there is positive and direct relationship between extroversion and introversion personality traits, the desire for new experiences, agreeableness and conscientiousness with P≤0.01 level. Neurosis had the most prediction of teacher’s happiness. Neurosis variability predicted 0.178 from happiness variation and in the second step extroversion and introversion and neurosis altogether predicted 0.381 from happiness variation.
Conclusion: The obtained results of this research shoes that in both groups the rate of happiness decreases by increasing the anxiety and pessimistic and vice versa and it can be conclude that extroversion (social) passion for new experiments (active), agreeable (Consistent) and conscientious (hard worker) female teachers are more happy and the rate of happiness varies according to variation of noted elements.


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