The dispositional approach to job satisfaction: core self-evaluations at work


Islamic Azad University,Tehran South Branch,Iran


Introduction: The purpose of this study was to predict job satisfaction thorough four separate traits of core self-evaluations (CSEs) and CSE construct in a direct way in an Iranian population.Method: By stratified sampling, 100 staff with B.A. degree from Islamic Azad University, North Tehran Branch, were chosen. They completed the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale; Generalized Self-Efficacy Scale (GSE; Judge); Eysenck Neuroticism Scale; Internality, Powerful Others, and Chance Scale (IPC; Leveson); Core Self-Evaluations Scale (CSES; Judge); and the Overall Job Satisfaction Measure (Brayfield and Rothe).Result: Pearson correlation results revealed that the direct measure of core self-evaluation, self-esteem, and generalized self-efficacy were positively correlated with job satisfaction. Neuroticism had a negative correlation with job satisfaction. Regression analysis indicated that core self-evaluation, neuroticism, and self-esteem could respectively explain 18%, 9.4%, and 5.4% of variance in the job satisfaction.Conclusion: Core self-evaluations influence the cognitive appraisal process leading to job satisfaction and could predict the variation of the job satisfaction.