The Mediating Role of Proactive Personality in the Relationship Between HEXACO Personality and Motivation to Learn: A Study on Hospitality Sector Employees

The Mediating Role of Proactive Personality in the Relationship Between HEXACO Personality and Motivation to Learn: A Study on Hospitality Sector Employees

Mehmet Dinc (Isparta University of Applied Sciences, Turkey) and Tahsin Akcakanat (Suleyman Demirel University, Turkey)
Copyright: © 2020 |Pages: 24
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-1474-0.ch021

Abstract

This study was based on the HEXACO personality model. The aim of the study was to reveal the role of proactive personality in the relationship between the six personality traits of HEXACO personality model and motivation to learn. The sample of the study consisted of the employees in a five-star hotel operating in the province of Antalya, Turkey. The data obtained from 273 employees with convenience sampling method were subjected to mediation analysis using the Bootstrap regression analysis technique. The findings showed the mediating role of proactive personality in the relationship between five of the traits making up the HEXACO personality model (humility-honesty, emotionality, extraversion, concientiousness, and openness to experience) and the motivation to learn. The sixth trait that is an exception is agreeableness. The findings were discussed within the scope of the existing literature, and recommendations were made for future research.
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Background

In the conceptual framework of the study, the variables of prediction, outcome, and mediation in line with the model formed will be briefly explained. Moreover, previous studies revealing the relationship between these three variables will be summarized and hypotheses will be developed.

Key Terms in this Chapter

Extraversion: This personality type is abbreviated as X in the HEXACO Model and represents social self-esteem, social assertiveness, sociability, and vitality.

Openness to Experience: Is a type of personality that abbreviated as O in HEXACO Model and represents aesthetic evaluation, inquisitiveness, creativity, and unconventionality.

Agreeableness: A type of personality consisting of forgiveness, softness, flexibility, and patience and abbreviated as A in HEXACO Model.

Proactivity: Ability of people to take responsibility in all their lives, to initiate the necessary changes, and to take initiatives about active behaviors in order to take advantage of the opportunities they anticipate.

HEXACO: A six-factor model proposed as a new lexical-based personality model in explaining personality, is an acronym name formed from the initials of the six factors defined.

Proactive Personality: A type of personality that predominates action-based aspects, shows active behavior and shapes the conditions and conditions in the environment in accordance with its own goals.

Honesty/Humility: A type of personality that is abbreviated as H in the HEXACO Model and represents sincerity, accuracy, aversion to greed, and modesty.

Motivation to Learn: A sense of desire for the educational experience that emerges in accordance with both an internal inclination and an external requirement.

Emotionality: A type of personality consisting of fearfulness, anxiety, dependence, and sensitivity and abbreviated as E in HEXACO Model.

Conscientiousness: Is abbreviated as C in HEXACO Model and this personality type represents organization, diligence, perfectionism, and prudence.

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