What do people want from their jobs? : the Big Five, core self-evaluations and work motivation

T. Bipp

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If people are differentially motivated on the basis of individual differences, this implies important practical consequences with respect to staffing decisions and the selection of the right motivational techniques for managers. In two different samples (students facing graduation vs full-time employees), the relationships between personality traits and the preference for job characteristics concerning either extrinsic (job environment) or intrinsic job features (work itself) were investigated. Two personality traits [openness to experience and core self-evaluations (CSE)] were consistently found to be positively related to the preference concerning work characteristics, and CSE showed incremental validity with regard to intrinsic work motivation factors (e.g., experienced meaningfulness, autonomy). Furthermore, age was differentially linked to those job characteristics. The results are discussed with regards to the optimal Person–Job Fit and the practical utility of the personality constructs.
Originele taal-2Engels
Pagina's (van-tot)28-39
Aantal pagina's12
TijdschriftInternational Journal of Selection and Assessment
Nummer van het tijdschrift1
StatusGepubliceerd - 2010


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