Turning stressors into something productive: An empirical study revealing nonlinear influences of role stressors on self-efficacy
2013 (English)In: Journal of Applied Social Psychology, ISSN 0021-9029, E-ISSN 1559-1816, Vol. 43, no 2, 263-274 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This study suggests that stressors can be productive for self-efficacy and that the influence of stressors on self-efficacy is nonlinear. Analyses were conducted with ordinary least squares regression on a dataset covering responses from 311 deans in Swedish secondary schools. Results support the hypothesized U-shape relationship between role conflict and self-efficacy and the inverted U-shape relationship between role ambiguity and self-efficacy. Thus, findings offer evidence for nonlinear effects of stressors on the level of incumbents' self-efficacy. This research has implications for further research focused on the association between role stressors and self-efficacy.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
John Wiley & Sons, 2013. Vol. 43, no 2, 263-274 p.
Research subject Business Studies
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-64342DOI: 10.1111/j.1559-1816.2012.00995.xOAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-64342DiVA: diva2:600318