Manager personality, manager service quality orientation, and service climate: Test of a model
Abbreviated Journal Title
J. Appl. Psychol.
service climate; core self-evaluations; personality; CORE SELF-EVALUATIONS; JOB-PERFORMANCE; LIFE SATISFACTION; RESPONSE; BIAS; BIG 5; BEHAVIOR; SAFETY; LEVEL; PERCEPTIONS; RELIABILITY; Psychology, Applied; Management
This article conceptually and empirically explores the relationships among manager personality, manager service quality orientation, and climate for customer service. Data were collected from 1,486 employees and 145 managers in grocery store departments (N = 145) to test the authors' theoretical model. Largely consistent with hypotheses, results revealed that core self-evaluations were positively related to managers service quality orientation, even after dimensions of the Big Five model of personality were controlled, and that service quality orientation fully mediated the relationship between personality and global service climate. Implications for personality and organizational climate research are discussed.
Journal of Applied Psychology
Article; Proceedings Paper
"Manager personality, manager service quality orientation, and service climate: Test of a model" (2007). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 7607.