Core self-evaluations: a review of the trait and its role in job satisfaction and job performance
Article first published online: 6 MAR 2003
Copyright © 2003 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
European Journal of Personality
Volume 17, Issue S1, pages S5–S18, March 2003
How to Cite
Bono, J. E. and Judge, T. A. (2003), Core self-evaluations: a review of the trait and its role in job satisfaction and job performance. Eur. J. Pers., 17: S5–S18. doi: 10.1002/per.481
- Issue published online: 6 MAR 2003
- Article first published online: 6 MAR 2003
- Manuscript Accepted: 2 DEC 2002
- Manuscript Received: 30 JUL 2002
Over the past five years there has been a growing body of literature that examines the relationships among some of psychology's most studied traits (Neuroticism, self-esteem, and locus of control). Core self-evaluation theory posits a conceptual and empirical relationship between these traits and job satisfaction. After briefly reviewing core self-evaluation theory, we examine the empirical evidence documenting a relationship between these traits and the two central criteria of interest to I/O psychologists—job satisfaction and job performance. We then examine the relationship between core self-evaluation traits and the Big Five personality traits. We conclude with a discussion of the contributions and limitations of core self-evaluation research and opportunities for future research. Copyright © 2003 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.