Core self-evaluation: linking career social support to life satisfaction

Jiang, Zhou, Wang, Zhongmin, Jing, Xinlin, Wallace, Ruth, Jiang, Xuan and Kim, Dae-su 2017, Core self-evaluation: linking career social support to life satisfaction, Personality and individual differences, vol. 112, pp. 128-135, doi: 10.1016/j.paid.2017.02.070.

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Title Core self-evaluation: linking career social support to life satisfaction
Author(s) Jiang, ZhouORCID iD for Jiang, Zhou
Wang, Zhongmin
Jing, Xinlin
Wallace, Ruth
Jiang, Xuan
Kim, Dae-su
Journal name Personality and individual differences
Volume number 112
Start page 128
End page 135
Total pages 8
Publisher Elsevier
Place of publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publication date 2017-07-01
ISSN 0191-8869
Keyword(s) core self-evaluation
career social support
life satisfaction
Summary This research examined how core self-evaluation (CSE) develops from social support in the career context and how it influences individuals’ life satisfaction. Study 1 used a field survey to collect data from 768 university students for testing the mediating role of CSE in the relationship between career social support (CSS) and life satisfaction. Study 2 employed two experiments with two groups of participants (n = 103 for Experiment 1 and n = 102 for Experiment 2) to further verify the Study 1 findings obtained from cross-sectional data. The results from these two studies showed that CSE mediated the CSS-life satisfaction relationship in such a way that CSS served as a cause of CSE, which in turn affected individuals’ life satisfaction. Among the first to use both field study and experiments to confirm the antecedent (i.e., CSS) and outcome (i.e., life satisfaction) of CSE, this research offers useful insights regarding CSE as a causal mechanism underlying the effect of CSS on life satisfaction and carries important theoretical and practical implications.
Language eng
DOI 10.1016/j.paid.2017.02.070
Field of Research 1701 Psychology
1702 Cognitive Science
Socio Economic Objective 0 Not Applicable
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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