Exploring mechanisms in the personality-performance relationship: Mediating roles of self-management and situational constraints

Megan W. Gerhardt, Joseph C. Rode, Suzanne Peterson

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Conscientiousness and neuroticism, self-management practices, and perceived situational constraints were integrated into a model that predicts efficacy and performance. The model was tested using structural equation modeling with a sample of 228 undergraduate students. The results indicated that individual differences exist in self-management practices and perceptions of situational constraints, and that both self-management practices and perceived situational constraints have partial mediating effects on the relationship of personality to self-efficacy and performance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1344-1355
Number of pages12
JournalPersonality and Individual Differences
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2007



  • Personality
  • Self-efficacy
  • Self-management
  • Situational constraints

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Psychology(all)
  • Social Psychology

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