The Russian Version of “Core Self-Evaluation Scale”: Psychometric Testing and Prospects of Using

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The article presents a theoretical description and psychometric testing of the Russian version of the “Core Self-Evaluation Scale” (CSEs (Ru)). The scale of CSE is an integral indicator that reflects of a personal resources of proactive behavior, as well as a generalized dispositional predictor of job satisfaction and positive self-assessment of the results of activity. The validation and psychometric testing were conducted in several stages, the total number of respondents N=917, who work in Moscow, St Petersburg, Belgorod, and other Russian cities, between the ages of 18 and 60, of which 62% are female and 38% are male. The design of the study included methods: an adapted Russian version of the Core Self-Evaluation scale by Judge et al., 5PFQ as adapted by A.B.Hromov, Generalized self-efficacy scale, Schwarzer, Jerusalem as adapted by V.G.Romek, Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale, Locus of control as adapted by Kseno- fontova, Gallup’s Q12 Employee Engagement Survey. A two-factor structure of the CSEs (Ru) was identified which includes positive and negative core self-evaluation scales. The CSEs (Ru) demonstrated a satisfactory reliability. The validation testing demonstrated significant correlations with self-esteem, level of subjective control, self-efficacy, neuroticism, и engagement. The CSEs (Ru) includes 10 items and has a sufficient preliminary reliability and validity, making it a useful tool when measuring the core self-evaluation of organizations’ staff. Diversities of the negative core self-evaluation level’s strength within respondents of different age and sex were identified. Сore self-evaluation level is important in staffing work teams of different professional specialization as a predictor of proactive behavior and team resilience. Further research could be focused on the proof of the measurement’s reliability and validity when measuring of proactive behavior in teams.

General Information

Keywords: personnel, core self-evaluation scale, self-efficacy, locus of control, neuroticism, self-esteem, work team

Journal rubric: Empirical and Experimental Research

Article type: scientific article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.21638/spbu16.2022.304

Funding. The study was sponsored by the Russian Science Foundation, project “The concept of sustainable development of teams in organization” no. 22-28-1222.

For citation: Manichev S.A., Lepekhin N.N., Ilyina O.N. The Russian Version of “Core Self-Evaluation Scale”: Psychometric Testing and Prospects of Using. Vestnik of Saint Petersburg University. Psychology, 2022. Vol. 12, no. 3, pp. 285–308. DOI: 10.21638/spbu16.2022.304. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Information About the Authors

Sergey A. Manichev, PhD in Psychology, St. Petersburg State University, St.Petersburg, Russia, e-mail: s.manichev@spbu.ru

Nikolay N. Lepekhin, PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor of the Department of Ergonomics and Engineering Psychology, St. Petersburg State University, St.Petersburg, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9160-0519, e-mail: n.lepehin@spbu.ru

Olga N. Ilyina, Postgraduate Student, St Petersburg State University, St.Petersburg, Russia, e-mail: MoyaPochtaOI@mail.ru

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