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Personality and the Moderating Effect of Mood on Verbal Aggressiveness Risk Factor from Work Activity

Version 1 : Received: 20 November 2018 / Approved: 21 November 2018 / Online: 21 November 2018 (07:06:12 CET)

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Molero Jurado, M.M.; Pérez-Fuentes, M.C.; Barragán Martín, A.B.; Simón Márquez, M.M.; Martos Martínez, Á.; Gázquez Linares, J.J. Personality and the Moderating Effect of Mood on a Verbal Aggressiveness Risk Factor from Work Activities. J. Clin. Med. 2018, 7, 525. Molero Jurado, M.M.; Pérez-Fuentes, M.C.; Barragán Martín, A.B.; Simón Márquez, M.M.; Martos Martínez, Á.; Gázquez Linares, J.J. Personality and the Moderating Effect of Mood on a Verbal Aggressiveness Risk Factor from Work Activities. J. Clin. Med. 2018, 7, 525.

Journal reference: J. Clin. Med. 2018, 7, 525
DOI: 10.3390/jcm7120525

Abstract

One of the trends in current research in psychology explores how personal variables can determine a person’s communication style. Our objective was to find out the moderating effect of Mood in the relationship between the five big personality traits and an aggressive verbal communication style risk factor from work activity in a sample of nursing professionals. This study is a quantitative descriptive design. The final sample was 596 nurses with a range of 22 to 56 years. An ad hoc questionnaire was used to collect sociodemographic data, the 10-item Big Five Inventory, the Communication Styles Inventory, and the Brief Emotional Intelligence Inventory for Senior Citizens. This study showed that for nursing professionals, the “Agreeableness”, “Conscientiousness” and “Neuroticism” traits have a close relationship with aggressive verbal communication. Even though Mood moderates this relationship, it is only significant for those individuals with high scores in “Neuroticism”. Because personality dimensions are considered relatively stable over time and consistent from one situation to another, organizations should hold workshops and other types of practical activities to train workers in communication skills and Emotional Intelligence in order to promote employee health and that of their patients and avoid risk factor from work activity in nursing.

Subject Areas

personality; emotional aspects; communication; work activity

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