A Perspective on Success
What is Core Self-Evaluation?Core self-evaluation is the way an individual views himself/herself, specifically, the basic assumptions one makes. These views can ultimately affect success as a self-fulfilling prophecy, in that if a person views himself as a poor performer it can lead him to actually perform poorly and vice versa.
How Can Self-Evaluation Ultimately Affect Career Success?Career success is not only one’s status, as compared to others, but also how quickly status is obtained and how content the individual is with the position. Individuals with high core self-evaluations:
- Perform better
- Hold more challenging jobs
- Feel more satisfied with their jobs
- Recover more easily from job loss
- Feel happier in life
What Effect Does Core Self-Evaluation Have on Education and Health?Education and health are related to core self-evaluation. The more positive your core self- evaluation the:
- More likely you are to attain a higher education early in life
- Less likely you are to get sick, or face adverse health effects
Final ThoughtsIt is easy to see how a positive core self-evaluation can lead people to become more successful. Simply believing in yourself, and knowing what you can achieve can make you more happy and successful (and possibly rich!)
The DeGarmo GroupThis was a summary of the research and practice implications from: Judge, T. & Hurst, C. (2008). How the Rich (and Happy) Get Richer (and Happier): Relationship of Core Self-Evaluations to Trajectories in Attaining Work Success. Journal of Applied Psychology, 93 (4), 849-863.