Extant literature has shown that the compound personality variable core self-evaluations (CSE) is associated with various psychological outcomes. However, there is a dearth of research on CSE across cultures. Consistent with self-construal theory, because there can be differences in self-construals within and between cultures, the present study examined the moderating role of culture on the relation between CSE and subjective well-being while also allowing for individual differences in self-construal in the US and the Philippines. In both countries, CSE positively predicted subjective well-being. Notably, the association between CSE and subjective well-being was stronger in the US than in the Philippines. In addition, independent self-construal strengthened the positive impact of CSE on subjective well-being especially in the US. Overall, CSE positively predicts subjective well-being; however, the relationship depends on not only the cultural context, but also on individual differences in self-construal. Copyright © 2016 Scandinavian Psychological Associations and John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
CitationRosopa, P. J., Datu, J. A. D., Robertson, S. A., & Atkinson, T. P. (2016). Core self-evaluations and subjective well-being in the U.S. and the Philippines: The moderating role of self-construal. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, 57(1), 50-56. doi: 10.1111/sjop.12265
- Core self-evaluations
- Subjective well-being