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Career development, collective efficacy, and individual task performance

Career development, collective efficacy, and individual task performance Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to test the hypothesis that perceived collective efficacy would mediate the effects of self‐efficacy on individual task performance. Design/methodology/approach – An assessment center design with 147 participants in 49 three‐person groups was used. Findings – It is found that for individuals working on an assigned group goal, perception of the group's collective efficacy, rather than self‐efficacy, has a direct influence on task performance. Research limitations/implications – Future researchers should examine the extent to which cognitive intelligence influences collective efficacy effects. Practical implications – The research suggests that perceptions of collective efficacy and team support may influence early career developmental task performance. Originality/value – This paper found that collective efficacy might be more important than individual efficacy in predicting individual task performance in some circumstances. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Career Development International Emerald Publishing

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2009 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
1362-0436
DOI
10.1108/13620430910997286
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Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to test the hypothesis that perceived collective efficacy would mediate the effects of self‐efficacy on individual task performance. Design/methodology/approach – An assessment center design with 147 participants in 49 three‐person groups was used. Findings – It is found that for individuals working on an assigned group goal, perception of the group's collective efficacy, rather than self‐efficacy, has a direct influence on task performance. Research limitations/implications – Future researchers should examine the extent to which cognitive intelligence influences collective efficacy effects. Practical implications – The research suggests that perceptions of collective efficacy and team support may influence early career developmental task performance. Originality/value – This paper found that collective efficacy might be more important than individual efficacy in predicting individual task performance in some circumstances.

Journal

Career Development InternationalEmerald Publishing

Published: Oct 30, 2009

Keywords: Performance management; Perception; Career development; Skills

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