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Core self-evaluations as a moderator of the relationship between task complexity, job resources, and performance

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In this study we examined the role of trait core self-evaluations (CSE) as a person-related resource, hypothesizing that the relationship between task complexity and performance would be positive for people high in trait CSE and negative for people low in trait CSE. Moreover, we hypothesized that trait CSE would influence the buffering effect of job-related resources on the complexity-performance relationship, with such a buffering effect showing for people high but not for people low in trait CSE. To test our hypotheses, we conducted a five-day spanning experience sampling study. Our results showed that trait CSE indeed influenced the complexity-performance relationship in the sense that this relationship was only positive for employees high in CSE. Results on the hypothesized three-way interaction between task complexity, job-related resources, and CSE were less univocal as only one out of four three-way interactions approached conventional levels of significance. By showing that the complexity-performance relationship is only positive for employees high in CSE, our results go against the well-accepted idea that challenge demands act as a two-edged sword for all employees alike. Instead, the effect of challenge demands on performance depends on the individual's level of person-related resources.
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Task complexity, supervisor support, autonomy, core self-evaluations, performance, SOCIAL SUPPORT, ORGANIZATIONAL SUPPORT, WORK SUCCESS, DEMANDS, STRESS, SATISFACTION, CITIZENSHIP, MODEL, STATE, EXPLANATION

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Debusscher, Jonas, et al. “Core Self-Evaluations as a Moderator of the Relationship between Task Complexity, Job Resources, and Performance.” EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF WORK AND ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY, vol. 26, no. 3, 2017, pp. 411–20, doi:10.1080/1359432x.2016.1277706.
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Debusscher, J., Hofmans, J., & De Fruyt, F. (2017). Core self-evaluations as a moderator of the relationship between task complexity, job resources, and performance. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF WORK AND ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY, 26(3), 411–420. https://doi.org/10.1080/1359432x.2016.1277706
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Debusscher, Jonas, Joeri Hofmans, and Filip De Fruyt. 2017. “Core Self-Evaluations as a Moderator of the Relationship between Task Complexity, Job Resources, and Performance.” EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF WORK AND ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY 26 (3): 411–20. https://doi.org/10.1080/1359432x.2016.1277706.
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Debusscher, Jonas, Joeri Hofmans, and Filip De Fruyt. 2017. “Core Self-Evaluations as a Moderator of the Relationship between Task Complexity, Job Resources, and Performance.” EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF WORK AND ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY 26 (3): 411–420. doi:10.1080/1359432x.2016.1277706.
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Debusscher J, Hofmans J, De Fruyt F. Core self-evaluations as a moderator of the relationship between task complexity, job resources, and performance. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF WORK AND ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY. 2017;26(3):411–20.
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J. Debusscher, J. Hofmans, and F. De Fruyt, “Core self-evaluations as a moderator of the relationship between task complexity, job resources, and performance,” EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF WORK AND ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY, vol. 26, no. 3, pp. 411–420, 2017.
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  author       = {Debusscher, Jonas and Hofmans, Joeri and De Fruyt, Filip},
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  journal      = {EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF WORK AND ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY},
  keywords     = {Task complexity,supervisor support,autonomy,core self-evaluations,performance,SOCIAL SUPPORT,ORGANIZATIONAL SUPPORT,WORK SUCCESS,DEMANDS,STRESS,SATISFACTION,CITIZENSHIP,MODEL,STATE,EXPLANATION},
  language     = {eng},
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  title        = {Core self-evaluations as a moderator of the relationship between task complexity, job resources, and performance},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1359432x.2016.1277706},
  volume       = {26},
  year         = {2017},
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