The Effects of Interaction between Personality and Job Stress on Job Satisfaction: The Comparison between Accidents-laden and Accidents-free Train Drivers

성격과 직무스트레스의 상호작용이 직무만족에 미치는 영향: 사고경험 기관사와 무사고 기관사의 비교

  • 신택현 (서울과학기술대학교 공과대학 산업정보시스템) ;
  • 송성태 (한국철도시설공단 수도권본부 시설운영사업단)
  • Received : 2011.07.27
  • Accepted : 2011.09.06
  • Published : 2011.10.26


The purpose of this article is to find out and analyze the diverse factors that are incurring stress to the railway drivers, and to depict the moderating effects of personality factors(Locus of Control, Self-Efficacy, and Organization-Based Self Esteem) on the causal relationship between job stressors and job satisfaction in two groups(drivers who experienced accidents and drivers who did not). To attain this purpose, the 212 questionnaires received from the drivers of KORAIL, Seoul Metro, and Seoul Metropolitan Rapid Transit. Most crucial finding was that certain aspects of a driver's personalities measured by locus of control, self-efficacy, and organization-based self esteem showed significant moderating effects in predicting the level of job satisfaction, job stress and accidents. This result implies that the drastic testing of personality factors is so important when staffing drivers in the future.


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