Core self-evaluation and life satisfaction: The person-environment fit perspective

Zhou Jiang, Xuan Jiang

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Abstract

This study is the first to test the mediating roles of three person-environment (P-E) fit variables (i.e., person-major fit, person-university fit, and person-society fit), in the relationship between core self-evaluation and life satisfaction. Data from 794 Chinese university students were analyzed using structural equation modeling. Results supported a partial mediating effect for all three P-E fit variables on the relationship between core self-evaluation and life satisfaction. Person-major fit and person-university fit partially mediated the relationship between core self-evaluation and person-society fit. Additionally, person-society fit partially mediated the relationships of life satisfaction with person-major fit and person-university fit. The findings reveal the complicated mechanisms underlying the influence that core self-evaluation has on life satisfaction and suggest important implications for future research.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)68-73
Number of pages6
JournalPersonality and Individual Differences
Volume75
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2015
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Core self-evaluation
  • Life satisfaction
  • Person-environment fit

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