Personality and Job Satisfaction: The Mediating Role of Job Characteristics

  • Judge Joyce E.;locke, Edwin A. T
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Abstract

This study tested a model of the relationship between core self-evaluations, intrinsic job characteristics, and job satisfaction. Core self-evaluations was assumed to be a broad personality concept manifested in 4 specific traits: self-esteem, generalized self-efficacy, locus of control, and low neuroticism. The model hypothesized that both subjective (perceived) job characteristics and job complexity mediate the relationship between core self-evaluations and job satisfaction. Two studies were conducted to test the model. Results from Study 1 supported the hypothesized model but also suggested that alternative models fit the data well. Results from Study 2 revealed that core self-evaluations measured in childhood and in early adulthood were linked to job satisfaction measured in middle adulthood. Furthermore, in Study 2 job complexity mediated part of the relationship between both assessments of core self-evaluations and job satisfaction. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]

Author-supplied keywords

  • Applied
  • Industrial
  • JOB satisfaction
  • PERSONALITY
  • PSYCHOLOGY
  • SATISFACTION
  • SELF-evaluation

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  • Timothy A.;Bono Judge Joyce E.;locke, Edwin A.

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