Effect of Core Self-Evaluations on Research Performance among Chinese University Teachers
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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.
KeywordsCore self-evaluations Research performance Creative self-efficacy Work engagement Mediating role
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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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