Thesis Title

Personality Types of Female Technical Communicators: Is There a Recurring Type and Does Type Affect Job Environment, Success, and Satisfaction?

Date of Graduation

Summer 1999

Degree

Master of Arts in English

Department

English

Committee Chair

Kristene Sutliff

Subject Categories

English Language and Literature

Abstract

This descriptive survey attempted to identify one Myers-Briggs personality type common to female technical communicators and any possible correlations between that personality type and the communicators' job environments, job success, or job satisfaction. Respondents completed a Form G MBTI® test and a multiple-choice/short answer questionnaire concerning their current employment and job satisfaction level. The MBTI® or the tendency for them to be rebellious and non-conforming scores evidenced a possible commonality of personality preferences intuition (N), thinking (T), and judging (J), with a lesser commonality of extraversion (E). No correlation was found between type and job environment, but trends appear to exist between N types and higher degrees, which resulted in higher salaries, and between J types and job satisfaction.

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