Expanding the link between core self-evaluations and affective job attitudes

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

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The present study examined the differentiated relationship between core self-evaluations and affective job attitudes. In previous research, job characteristics were proposed to mediate this relationship. However, the facets of the job characteristics model have not yet been assessed separately. In the present study we tested which job characteristics (i.e., skill variety, task identity, task significance, autonomy, and feedback) mediate the relationship between core self-evaluations and job satisfaction as well as organizational commitment in a sample of 199 employees. Results revealed that core self-evaluations were related to job satisfaction and organizational commitment. Task significance was found to mediate these relationships. These findings are discussed with respect to the level on which people regulate their actions. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2009 APA, all rights reserved) (journal abstract)
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)148-166
JournalEuropean Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2009

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