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Journal: Business and Economics Research Journal
Title of Article: The Relationship between Personality Type and Perceived Stress Level: Evidence from Independent Public Accountants
Author(s): Ali Ihsan Akgun, Nurhan Ture
Volume: 10
Number: 4
Year: 2019
Page: 903-913
ISSN: 2619-9491
DOI Number: 10.20409/berj.2019.209
Abstract
The role of stress in accounting profession has been examined in behavioral accounting literature in many studies conducted over the last three decades. The purpose of this study is to determine the relationship between personality and perceived stress level on the independent public accountants in Turkey by using Eysenck personality type used to identify the personality characteristics of the independent public accountants and the stress level scale to determine the sources of stress and to specify behavior types in stressful events. Our research findings establish that there is a significant difference between personality type and perceived stress level. In addition, there is a negative relationship between extraverted personality attribute and perceived stress level and a positive relationship between intraverted personality attribute and perceived stress level.

Keywords: Personality Types, Stress Level, Independent Public Accountants

JEL Classification: M12, M41

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