Predicting Teleworker Success: An Exploration of Personality, Motivational, Situational, and Job Characteristics

19 Pages Posted: 13 Oct 2009

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Thomas O'Neill

University of Western Ontario

Laura A. Hambley

University of Calgary

Nathan S. Greidanus

University of Manitoba

Rhiannon MacDonnell

University of Calgary

Theresa J. B. Kline

University of Calgary - Department of Psychology

Abstract

This study explored personality and motivational traits related to teleworker performance and satisfaction, including sociability, need for achievement and autonomy, diligence and organisation. Situational factors were also compared between teleworkers and non-teleworkers, such as number of children, job autonomy and job complexity. Implications for research and practice are discussed.

Suggested Citation

O'Neill, Thomas and Hambley, Laura A. and Greidanus, Nathan S. and MacDonnell, Rhiannon and Kline, Theresa J. B., Predicting Teleworker Success: An Exploration of Personality, Motivational, Situational, and Job Characteristics. New Technology, Work and Employment, Vol. 24, No. 2, pp. 144-162, July 2009, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1487798 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-005X.2009.00225.x

Thomas O'Neill

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Laura A. Hambley

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Nathan S. Greidanus

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Rhiannon MacDonnell

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Theresa J. B. Kline

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