Core self-evaluations: a review and evaluation of the literature

Chang, Chu-Hsiang (Daisy), Ferris, D. Lance, Johnson, Russell E., Rosen, Christopher C. and Tan, James A. 2012, Core self-evaluations: a review and evaluation of the literature, Journal of management, vol. 38, no. 1, pp. 81-128, doi: 10.1177/0149206311419661.

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Title Core self-evaluations: a review and evaluation of the literature
Author(s) Chang, Chu-Hsiang (Daisy)
Ferris, D. Lance
Johnson, Russell E.
Rosen, Christopher C.
Tan, James A.
Journal name Journal of management
Volume number 38
Issue number 1
Start page 81
End page 128
Total pages 48
Publisher SAGE Publications
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 2012
ISSN 0149-2063
Summary Core self-evaluation (CSE) represents the fundamental appraisals individuals make about their self-worth and capabilities. CSE is conceptualized as a higher order construct composed of broad and evaluative traits (e.g., self-esteem and generalized self-efficacy). The authors review 15 years of CSE theory and research, focusing in particular on the outcomes, mediators, and moderators of CSE via qualitative and quantitative literature reviews. Meta-analytic results support the relation of CSE with various outcomes, including job and life satisfaction, in-role and extra-role job performance, and perceptions of the work environment (e.g., job characteristics and fairness). The authors conclude with a critical evaluation of CSE theory, measurement, and construct validity, highlighting areas of promise and concern for future CSE research. Key topics requiring further research include integrating CSE within an approach/avoidance framework, ruling out alternative explanations for the emergence of the higher order construct, testing the possibility of intraindividual change in CSE, evaluating the usefulness of CSE for staffing and performance management, and moving beyond CSE to also consider core external evaluations.
Language eng
DOI 10.1177/0149206311419661
Field of Research 150310 Organisation and Management Theory
1503 Business And Management
1505 Marketing
Socio Economic Objective 910402 Management
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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