Does Positive Perception of Oneself Boost Learning Motivation and Performance?

International Journal of Selection and Assessment, Volume 20 Number 3

15 Pages Posted: 26 Feb 2014

See all articles by Kwanghyun Kim

Kwanghyun Kim

Korea University Business School

In‐Sue Oh

Temple University - Department of Human Resource Management

Dan S. Chiaburu

Texas A&M University - Department of Management

Kenneth G. Brown

University of Iowa - Henry B. Tippie College of Business

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Date Written: September 2012

Abstract

We examine whether core self-evaluations (CSEs) affect learning motivation and performance beyond individual-level established predictors of general mental ability and conscientiousness. Based on self-regulation theories, we develop and test a process model, whereby learning motivation mediates the effects of CSE on performance. We also compare the explanatory value of single and multidimensional models of learning motivation. Using a longitudinal design and data from 631 students, we provide support for the proposed model, indicating the usefulness of CSE as another important, indirect predictor of performance in a learning setting via multiple dimensions of learning motivation: self-efficacy, goal setting, and goal commitment. The results also indicate the superiority of the multidimensional model of learning motivation over the unidimensional model of learning motivation as a mediator. We conclude with the discussion of theoretical and practical implications of this finding for management education.

Suggested Citation

Kim, Kwanghyun and Oh, In-Sue and Chiaburu, Dan S. and Brown, Kenneth G., Does Positive Perception of Oneself Boost Learning Motivation and Performance? (September 2012). International Journal of Selection and Assessment, Volume 20 Number 3 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2401091

Kwanghyun Kim

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Dan S. Chiaburu

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Kenneth G. Brown

University of Iowa - Henry B. Tippie College of Business ( email )

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