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

Fatih Çetin (Department of Business Administration, Omer Halisdemir Universitesi, Nigde, Turkey)
Duysal Aşkun (Department of Psychology, Istanbul Sabahattin Zaim Universitesi, Istanbul, Turkey)

Management Research Review

ISSN: 2040-8269

Article publication date: 15 March 2018

Issue publication date: 21 March 2018

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Abstract

Purpose

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/approach

Participants were 76 employees from diverse organizations operating in an organized industrial region in Turkey. Participants filled in a weekly questionnaire during ten consecutive weeks.

Findings

Results 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/value

The study findings also reveal important information for organizational and managerial practices to improve employee motivation and performance.

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Citation

Çetin, F. and Aşkun, D. (2019), "The effect of occupational self-efficacy on work performance through intrinsic work motivation", Management Research Review, Vol. 41 No. 2, pp. 186-201. https://doi.org/10.1108/MRR-03-2017-0062

Publisher

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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