Based on two different work motivation theories, the relationships between personality traits (Big Five, CSE: core self-evaluation) and the importance of various job aspects was investigated. In Study I (N=118), graduates with high scores on Openness to experience and Agreeableness placed emphasis on Herzberg's motivation factors, whereas no relations were found for hygiene factors. In Study II (N=117 employees), the Big Five accounted for 30% of the variance in importance of the motivating potential of a job (Job Characteristics Model) and CSE showed incremental validity. Results are discussed regarding person-job fit and the practical utility of the CSE construct.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the XXIX International Congress of Psychology (ICP 2008), July 20-25 2008, Berlin, Germany|
|Publication status||Published - 2008|
|Name||International journal of psychology|