Towards an Understanding of Remote Work Exhaustion: A Study on the Effects of Individuals’ Big Five Personality Traits

Carlos Parra, Manjul Gupta, Trevor Cadden

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Abstract

At a time when many organizations have adopted, or are considering adopting, fully remote, hybrid, or partially remote working modalities, this study explores links between individuals’ (Big Five) personality traits and their likelihood of experiencing remote work exhaustion. Hypothetical associations are developed and then tested using survey data collected from 642 participants in the United States working in different industries. Results show that while neuroticism predicts remote work exhaustion, agreeableness and conscientiousness act as protective personality traits. This article offers several research implications and actionable, practical insights.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)653-662
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Business Research
Volume150
Early online date28 Jun 2022
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 28 Jun 2022

Keywords

  • Remote work exhaustion
  • Personality traits
  • Neuroticism
  • Agreeableness
  • Conscientiousness

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