Time lagged relationships between core self-evaluations and performance.

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In organizational behavior literature, the personality - performance relationship has been studied extensively. However, up until now, most studies focused on linking between-person differences in the Big Five personality dimensions to between-person differences in in-role performance (i.e., task performance). The current paper builds on core self-evaluations (CSE); an alternative, broad personality dimension that has proven to be a good predictor of performance and on extra-role performance. More specifically, we test the directional within-person relationship between CSE and organizational citizenship behavior (OCB), and counterproductive work behavior (CWB). To this end, we conducted two experience sampling studies; a first one in which 54 employees reported on their state CSE and levels of momentary OCB three times a day for 10 consecutive working days, and a second study in which 30 employees reported on their level of state CSE and momentary CWB three times a day for five consecutive working days. Results showed that there is substantial within-person variability in CSE, and that this variability is predictive of within-person differences in OCB and CWB towards the organization, but not of within-person differences in OCB and CWB towards the individual. These findings show that state CSE leads to extra-role performance (towards the organization), rather than the other way around.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPresented at 29th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Honolulu
Publication statusPublished - 16 May 2014
EventUnknown -
Duration: 16 May 2014 → …


Period16/05/14 → …


  • core self-evaluations
  • Task performance
  • organizational citizenship behavior
  • counterproductive work behavior


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