Core Self-Evaluations in Germany: Validation of a German Measure and its Relationships with Career Success

T. Stumpp, P.M. Muck, U.R. Hülsheger, T. Judge, G.W. Maier

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Abstract

The present study reports the results of a validation of a German version of the Core Self-Evaluations Scale (CSES) and its relationships with career success. Data were collected in three occupational samples to address various aspects of validation. Our results confirm the proposed one-factor structure of the scale as well as convergent, discriminant, criterion, and predictive validity. Furthermore, the German CSES shows incremental validity over the individual core traits (neuroticism, self-esteem, self-efficacy, and locus of control), the Big Five, and positive and negative affect. Thus, the German version of the Core Self-Evaluations Scale is a reliable, valid, and economic measure for both research and practical applications. Furthermore, hypothesised relationships of core self-evaluations with objective as well as subjective career success were confirmed. Possible explanations of these relationships are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)674-700
Number of pages27
JournalApplied Psychology: an international review
Volume59
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2010

Keywords

  • EMOTIONAL STABILITY
  • JOB-SATISFACTION
  • LIFE SATISFACTION
  • LOCUS
  • METAANALYSIS
  • NEGATIVE AFFECT
  • ORGANIZATIONAL COMMITMENT
  • PERFORMANCE
  • PERSONALITY
  • SCALE

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