PERSONALITY CHARACTERISTICS OF TEACHERS AND STUDENTS OF EDUCATIONAL SCIENCES IN THE CONTEXT OF SELECTED FACTORS OF LIFE SATISFACTION

S. Lemrova, S. Dobesova Cakirpaloglu

University Palacky, Faculty of Education (CZECH REPUBLIC)
The personality of individuals is considered as a significant, reliable and one of the strongest and the most consistent predictors of life satisfaction or well-being. Although life events can affect people's satisfaction, their effect is temporary and less significant compared to the personality characteristics that influence the perception of life events, contributes to the maintenance of the subjective well-being to which individuals usually returns after a highly experienced emotionally charged life event.

Our aim was to determine the link between the personality traits with specific factors of life satisfaction (satisfaction with work, finances and private person). We collected data out of 472 pre-service teachers as well as of individuals already working in the teaching profession. To obtain the necessary data, we used the Czech version of NEO Big Five-Factor Questionnaire (Hřebíčkova & Urbanek, 2001) and selected scales of life satisfaction questionnaire (Fahrenberg et al. 2001). Our results indicate a relationship between the neuroticism and extraversion with the satisfaction of their own person, relationship between agreeableness and job satisfaction in male pre- service teachers as well as relationship between neuroticism and agreeableness and conscientiousness among female pre- service teachers.