Relationships between personality traits, general self-efficacy, self-esteem, subjective well-being, and entrepreneurial activity

Mariusz Zięba , Monika Surawska , Anna Zalewska


The present study focused on relationships between personality traits, self-efficacy, self-esteem and basic trust, and well-being in context of entrepreneurial activity. Participants were 301 unemployed people, 157 of whom had received a grant from an employment agency to start their own business. Participants completed measures of personality traits, self-efficacy, self-esteem, basic trust, satisfaction with life, positive and negative affect. To verify if beliefs about the self and about the world mediated relationships between personality traits and well-being we conducted a multiple-sample SEM. The study results confirm that the beliefs mediate relationships between personality traits and well-being. They also show that different types of beliefs serve a different function, depending on an individual’s circumstances. Among grant acceptors, self-efficacy did not impact well-being, while self-esteem and basic trust had similar functions in both groups.
Author Mariusz Zięba (Wydział Zamiejscowy w Poznaniu)
Mariusz Zięba,,
- Wydział Zamiejscowy w Poznaniu
, Monika Surawska
Monika Surawska,,
, Anna Zalewska (Wydział Zamiejscowy w Poznaniu)
Anna Zalewska,,
- Wydział Zamiejscowy w Poznaniu
Journal seriesPolish Psychological Bulletin, ISSN 0079-2993, e-ISSN 1641-7844, (B 15 pkt)
Issue year2018
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in Englishwell-being, Five Factor Model of personality, beliefs, characteristic adaptations
ASJC Classification3200 General Psychology
Languageen angielski
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Zięba M._ oświadczenie.pdf 24.53 KB
Score (nominal)15
Score sourcejournalList
Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2017 = 0.232
Citation count*3 (2020-12-01)
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