Faculty Publications

Title

Can Personal Values Predict Performance? Evidence in an Academic Setting

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Applied Psychology

Volume

61

Issue

1

First Page

149

Last Page

173

Abstract

In this paper we briefly review the construct of personal values, and we examine whether achievement values may be incrementally related to performance beyond personality. We also consider the motivational processes that may mediate the relationships between characteristics of the individual (personality and values) and performance. In an academic setting, achievement values were related to course performance even after controlling for the relevant personality factors of Conscientiousness, Emotional Stability, and Extraversion. Further, motivational processes of goal content and goal striving mediated the relationships between individual characteristics (personality and values) and performance. © 2011 The Authors. Applied Psychology: An International Review © 2011 International Association of Applied Psychology.

Original Publication Date

1-1-2012

DOI of published version

10.1111/j.1464-0597.2011.00461.x

Share

COinS