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Does being positive work in a mediterranean collectivist culture? Relationship of core self-evaluations to job satisfaction, life satisfaction, and commitment

  • Sait Gurbuz
  • Robert Costigan
  • Kadir Teke
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Abstract

The vast majority of the core self-evaluations (CSE) studies has been conducted in Western cultures. In an attempt to extend this research into a different culture, the present study tested the factor structure of a Turkish version of the CSE scale and examined the relationship of CSE to job satisfaction, life satisfaction, and affective commitment. Data were collected in student (n = 216) and field samples (n = 321). The results confirmed the proposed one-factor structure of the Turkish version of the CSE scale as well as its convergent and discriminant validity. CSE (measured in time period 1) was significantly related to job satisfaction, life satisfaction, and affective commitment (measured in time period 2 which was three months later). The authors concluded that the CSE is predictive of key career-related outcomes in Turkey’s collectivist culture.

Keywords

Core self-evaluations Job satisfaction Life satisfaction Affective commitment 

Notes

Funding

This work was supported by Scientific Project Commission of Social Sciences University of Ankara, grant number 179.

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Conflict of Interest

The authors declare that they have 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.

Informed Consent

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

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of BusinessSocial Sciences University of AnkaraAnkaraTurkey
  2. 2.Department of ManagementSt. John Fisher CollegeRochesterUSA
  3. 3.Independent ResearcherBoluTurkey

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