Job satisfaction and the social, occupational, and personality characteristics of male chartered accountants from three professional bodies

Jackie Granleese, Timothy F. Barrett

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Members of the ICAEW (N = 111) and ICAS (N = 97) were compared with members of the ICAI (N = 92) for their social, occupational, and personality characteristics, career satisfaction, current job satisfaction, and their ratings of importance of job characteristics for job satisfaction. While significant differences in some social and occupational characteristics were found in the three groups, personality and job satisfaction do not differ significantly for male accountants across the three professional bodies. Male accountants, irrespective of professional membership body, are tender-minded, socially conforming, emotionally stable introverts who are generally satisfied with their career choice, and show high levels of job satisfaction. These findings point to the conclusion that accountants choose a career which is congruent with their personality characteristics.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)177-200
Number of pages24
JournalThe British Accounting Review
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1993

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