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The effect of occupational self-efficacy on work performance through intrinsic work motivation

The effect of occupational self-efficacy on work performance through intrinsic work motivation Today, organizations work hard to improve the motivation of their employees and related knowledge, skills and abilities to enhance work performance. Among many other variables, self-efficacy proved to have an influential role in work performance. The main purpose of the current study is to investigate the role of occupational self-efficacy on work performance through intrinsic motivation by using a longitudinal analysis.Design/methodology/approachParticipants were 76 employees from diverse organizations operating in an organized industrial region in Turkey. Participants filled in a weekly questionnaire during ten consecutive weeks.FindingsResults of multilevel analyses confirmed our hypotheses by showing that occupational self-efficacy and intrinsic motivation have a significant influential role over work performance, and intrinsic motivation serve as a partial mediator in this relationship.Originality/valueThe study findings also reveal important information for organizational and managerial practices to improve employee motivation and performance. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Management Research Review Emerald Publishing

The effect of occupational self-efficacy on work performance through intrinsic work motivation

Management Research Review , Volume 41 (2): 16 – Mar 21, 2018

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Emerald Publishing
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© Emerald Publishing Limited
ISSN
2040-8269
DOI
10.1108/mrr-03-2017-0062
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Abstract

Today, organizations work hard to improve the motivation of their employees and related knowledge, skills and abilities to enhance work performance. Among many other variables, self-efficacy proved to have an influential role in work performance. The main purpose of the current study is to investigate the role of occupational self-efficacy on work performance through intrinsic motivation by using a longitudinal analysis.Design/methodology/approachParticipants were 76 employees from diverse organizations operating in an organized industrial region in Turkey. Participants filled in a weekly questionnaire during ten consecutive weeks.FindingsResults of multilevel analyses confirmed our hypotheses by showing that occupational self-efficacy and intrinsic motivation have a significant influential role over work performance, and intrinsic motivation serve as a partial mediator in this relationship.Originality/valueThe study findings also reveal important information for organizational and managerial practices to improve employee motivation and performance.

Journal

Management Research ReviewEmerald Publishing

Published: Mar 21, 2018

Keywords: Turkey; Work performance; Intrinsic work motivation; Longitudinal design; Occupational self-efficacy; Mediation analysis; Organizational theory and behavior

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