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ERIC Number: EJ878985
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0001-8791
A Comparison of General and Work-Specific Measures of Core Self-Evaluations
Bowling, Nathan A.; Wang, Qiang; Tang, Han Ying; Kennedy, Kellie D.
Journal of Vocational Behavior, v76 n3 p559-566 Jun 2010
During the past decade, considerable research attention has been given to core self-evaluations (CSEs). Although this research has found that CSE is related to several important work-related outcomes (e.g., job satisfaction, job performance), we believe that researchers' reliance on general rather than work-specific CSE has resulted in underestimates of the importance of CSE. Based on the literature on frame-of-reference effects in personality assessment, we predict that work-related CSE will yield stronger relationships with work-related criteria than general CSE will and that work-specific CSE will be related to work-specific criteria after general CSE has been controlled. Using two independent samples, we found that when compared with general CSE, work-specific CSE generally failed to yield significantly stronger zero-order relationships with work-related criteria. However, we found several instances in which work-specific CSE predicted incremental variance in work-related criteria after the effects of general CSE were controlled. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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