We thank Theresa Glomb and Andy Miner for their comments on earlier drafts of this manuscript and Amy Kristof-Brown and Jeff Edwards for advice on data analysis.
UNDERSTANDING RESPONSES TO MULTI-SOURCE FEEDBACK: THE ROLE OF CORE SELF-EVALUATIONS
Article first published online: 15 FEB 2005
Volume 58, Issue 1, pages 171–203, Spring 2005
How to Cite
BONO, J. E. and COLBERT, A. E. (2005), UNDERSTANDING RESPONSES TO MULTI-SOURCE FEEDBACK: THE ROLE OF CORE SELF-EVALUATIONS. Personnel Psychology, 58: 171–203. doi: 10.1111/j.1744-6570.2005.00633.x
- Issue published online: 15 FEB 2005
- Article first published online: 15 FEB 2005
This longitudinal study examines the role of core self-evaluations in responses to multisource feedback. Consistent with past research, feedback recipients were most satisfied when others' ratings were high. Core self-evaluations was not related to satisfaction with feedback, but was positively linked to goal commitment 4 months after feedback. Polynomial regression results reveal a complex pattern of associations among core self-evaluations, ratings, satisfaction, and commitment to developmental goals. Specifically, individuals with high core self-evaluations were most committed to developmental goals when self and others' ratings were discrepant. In contrast, individuals with low core self-evaluations were most committed to developmental goals when self and others' ratings were in agreement. Our results question the notion that satisfaction with feedback affects motivation to improve and highlight the importance of personality in motivation to improve following feedback. We discuss practical and theoretical implications of our findings and provide a theoretical framework for future research.