Distinguishing Source of Autonomy Support in Relation to Workers Motivation and Self-Efficacy
2013 (English)In: Journal of Social Psychology, ISSN 0022-4545, E-ISSN 1940-1183, Vol. 153, no 6, 651-666 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The purpose was to investigate the relationship between autonomy support by managers and co-workers and employees work motivation and self-efficacy in two studies. In Study 1, a sample of 343 Swedish workers completed surveys, and in Study 2, we followed up with a subsample of 98 workers one year later. As in previous studies, managers support of autonomy was significantly positively related to workers outcomes. However, the results of Study 1 also showed that co-worker autonomy support was related to these outcomes over and above the effects of manager support. Study 2 showed that changes in autonomy support from co-workers during one year significantly predicted motivation and self-efficacy one year later, while change in support from managers was unrelated to outcomes later. These findings provide evidence for the importance of both vertical and horizontal sources of support.
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Taylor and Francis (Routledge): STM, Behavioural Science and Public Health Titles , 2013. Vol. 153, no 6, 651-666 p.
co-worker support, manager support, self-efficacy, team, work motivation
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-100301DOI: 10.1080/00224545.2013.806292ISI: 000324851300002OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-100301DiVA: diva2:661519