• Krit Jarinto Graduate School of Commerce, Burapha University


The aim of this study is to use big five personality trait as key to selection and retain good employees. Moreover, compare the natural of multination organization between American and Japanese companies. This study examines a sample of 2,099 employees who work from Industry estate in Thailand, found that type of personality (Conscientiousness, Emotional Stability and Extraversion) can predict job satisfaction and reduce illness spontaneous. There are not significantly different between American and Japanese models. Nevertheless, American model concentrated in pay and Japanese model emphasis on pay and work relationship. Research has limitations because of most samples is in operation level so extrinsic stimulation usually realized the most effective reward as the organizational culture is one factor that cultivates employees. The study extends the research on selection and job performance evaluation to find the better KPI approach.


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How to Cite

JARINTO, K. PERSONALITY TRAITS EFFECT ON JOB SATISFACTION AND ILLNESS COMPARING JAPAN AND AMERICAN MULTINATIONAL CORPORATION. RMUTT Global Business and Economics Review, Pathum Thani, Thailand, v. 10, n. 1, p. 1–18, 2015. Disponível em: Acesso em: 25 may. 2024.



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