Exploring the Effect of Professional Skills and Personality Traits to Job Performance of Employees in Automotive Corporation, Laguna, Philippines

  • Piang Lian Thang Adventist University of the Philippines
  • Saw Dennis Thein Adventist University of the Philippines
  • Enoch Asuah Duodu Adventist University of the Philippines
Keywords: Employee Performance, Professional Skills, Personality Trait


In today’s global environment there is a competition on performances of organizations. Business organizations are seeking highly skilled professionals to be employed to achieve high performance and productivity over their competitors. This research is to determine the effects of personality traits, and professional skills on employee performance in an Automotive Corporation in the Philippines. The study is a quantitative research, and a descriptive correlation. Self-Constructed survey questionnaires were distributed to 97 employees of Automotive Corporation using convenience sampling. The statistical tools used for analyzing the results from the SPSS 22, was Pearson correlation to analyze the relationship and standard deviation and the mean for the descriptive study, and t-test and ANOVA were used to analyze the difference, and in terms of predictions, linear regression was used. The study shows that the relationship between Professional Skills has a positive significant relationship with employee performance but there is no significant relationship between personality traits and employee performance, though openness was dominant with the highest mean. The study also revealed that professional skills, personality traits, and employee performance are high. Considering the sex, males had higher employee performance than females. Further results revealed that only professional skills predicted employee performance. The result of the study implies that business owners need employees that can get the job done because employee performance is critical to the overall success of the company. The study recommends that industries should bear in mind that Professional Skills, and Personality Traits of workers isessential to the success of business organizations. 
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Thang, P., Thein, S., & Duodu, E. (2019). Exploring the Effect of Professional Skills and Personality Traits to Job Performance of Employees in Automotive Corporation, Laguna, Philippines. Abstract Proceedings International Scholars Conference, 7(1), 1117-1132. https://doi.org/10.35974/isc.v7i1.984