questionnaire participating in a counseling related profession. Work satisfaction data was
obtained from each respondent by two questions of the questionnaire:
“Would you say that you are enjoying your work?”
“Would you say that your work is gratifying?”
The results of this analysis are found on Table 4. The two questions showed a significant
relationship to one another (r = .695, p < .01). Work enjoyment showed no significant
correlation (p = .002) with any of the NEO PI-R domain scales. There were also no
noteworthy trends identified. Likewise, there were no statistically significant correlations
between work enjoyment and the MMPI-2 clincial and validity scales scores; however,
scale 5 (Mf) of the MMPI-2 demonstrated a noteworthy trend (-.335, n = 63, p = .007).
Work gratification also showed no significant correlation (p = .002) with any of
the NEO PI-R domain scales. There were also no noteworthy trends identified. There
was a statistically significant correlation between work gratification and scale 0 (Si; r = -
.392, n = 63, p = .001). Scale 5 (Mf) of the MMPI-2 also demonstrated a noteworthy
trend (r = -.359, n = 63, p = .004).
The hypothesis that there is a correlation between satisfaction in the counseling
profession and the personality profiles of students of a seminary counselor education
program as assessed by the MMPI-2 clinical and validity scales and the NEO PI-R
domain scales is partially supported. There is a statistical significance (p ≤ .002) in the
correlation of Scale 0 (Si) of the MMPI-2 and work gratification.