Title

Core Self-Evaluations and Job Performance: The Role of the Perceived Work Environment

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

11-1-2009

Department

Management and International Business

Abstract

Using trait activation theory as a framework, the authors examined the moderating role of two situational variables-perceptions of organizational politics and perceptions of leader effectiveness-on the relationship between core self-evaluations and job performance. Results from two samples (N = 137 and N = 226) indicate that employee perceptions of their work environment moderated the relationship between their core self-evaluations and supervisor ratings of their performance. In particular, those with higher core self-evaluations received higher performance ratings in environments perceived as favorable than in environments perceived as unfavorable.

Publication Title

Journal of Applied Psychology

Volume

94

Issue

6

First Page

1572

Last Page

1580