Current Psychology

, Volume 38, Issue 5, pp 1253–1257 | Cite as

Effect of Core Self-Evaluations on Research Performance among Chinese University Teachers

  • Yungui GuoEmail author
  • Yanting Zhu
  • Lihua Zhang


The present study explored the internal influence mechanism of core self-evaluations on research performance using hierarchical regression analysis and a bootstrap method. Participants were 364 university teachers from 9 universities in China, and they were measured by scales of core self-evaluations, research performance, creative self-efficacy and work engagement. The results indicated that core self-evaluations were positively correlated with university teachers’ research performance, while creative self-efficacy and work engagement mediate this correlation. Our study enrich the scholarly understanding on the correlation between core self-evaluations and job performance.


Core self-evaluations Research performance Creative self-efficacy Work engagement Mediating role 


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On behalf of all authors, the corresponding author states that there is no conflict of interest.

Ethical Approval

All procedures performed in studies involving human participants were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional and/or national research committee and with the 1964 Helsinki declaration and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards.

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Informed consent was obtained from all individual participants included in the study.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Business SchoolGuangdong University of Foreign StudiesGuangzkouChina
  2. 2.School of Labor and Human ResourcesRenmin University of ChinaBeijingChina

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