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Goal Commitment and Performance: An Empirical Study Incorporating Role-Stress Literature to Reveal Functional and Dysfunctional Influences
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå School of Business and Economics (USBE).
Luleå University of Technology, Luleå, Sweden.
2011 (English)In: Journal of Applied Social Psychology, ISSN 0021-9029, E-ISSN 1559-1816, Vol. 41, no 11, 2634-2655 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study integrates the goal-commitment and role-stress literatures in a model to reveal functional and dysfunctional influences of goal commitment on role performance. In a sample of headmasters, we found empirical support for a role-clarifying process suggesting that high commitment reduces role ambiguity and is ultimately positive for role performance. Our model also supports the dysfunctional effect of commitment through a role-complicating process in which commitment drives role overload, which is negative for role performance. By including self-efficacy in our model, we were better able to understand the positive and negative experiences of highly committed individuals. Contributing to the existing literature on role stressors, this study's results indicate that self-efficacy mediates the influences of role stressors on role performance.

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Wiley, 2011. Vol. 41, no 11, 2634-2655 p.
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Economics and Business
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Business Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-49827DOI: 10.1111/j.1559-1816.2011.00837.xOAI: diva2:457906
Available from: 2011-11-21 Created: 2011-11-21 Last updated: 2016-03-03Bibliographically approved

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