Personality as predictor of life satisfaction at middle-age retirement among army veterans post-resettlement training in Malaysia

Aminatu Zahriah Mohd Ngamal, Ruslin Amir, Faridah Mydin Kutty, Khairul Anwar @ Johari Mastor, Raja Rizal Iskandar Raja Hisham, Zaizul Ab Rahman, Harisson Harun

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The study investigates the effect of personality domains, namely, neuroticism, extraversion, openness, agreeableness and Conscientiousness on life satisfaction. The sample was pensionable middle-age other ranks army veterans (n=464). Stratified random sampling technique was employed in sample selection. A cross sectional survey design, was employed for the study. A structural equation modelling using Smart PLS 3.2.5 was employed for the analysis. The results indicate that conscientiousness, extraversion and neuroticism contribute to the life satisfaction of army veterans. Meanwhile, openness and agreeableness do not significantly contribute to life satisfaction. The result assists in providing insights on the type of personality influencing life satisfaction of the Malaysian Armed Forces other ranks army veterans. This understanding can further assist in designing measures to help the retiring army personnel during resettlement program in dealing with their personality profile that influence to their life satisfaction at middle-age retirement.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1269-1276
Number of pages8
JournalIndian Journal of Public Health Research and Development
Volume9
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2018

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Retirement
Malaysia
Veterans
Personality
Military Personnel
Cross-Sectional Studies
Neuroticism
Extraversion (Psychology)

Keywords

  • Army veterans
  • Life satisfaction
  • Malaysia
  • Partial least squares (PLS)
  • Personality
  • Structural equation modelling

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Personality as predictor of life satisfaction at middle-age retirement among army veterans post-resettlement training in Malaysia. / Ngamal, Aminatu Zahriah Mohd; Amir, Ruslin; Mydin Kutty, Faridah; Mastor, Khairul Anwar @ Johari; Hisham, Raja Rizal Iskandar Raja; Ab Rahman, Zaizul; Harun, Harisson.

In: Indian Journal of Public Health Research and Development, Vol. 9, No. 11, 01.11.2018, p. 1269-1276.

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