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Turning stressors into something productive: An empirical study revealing nonlinear influences of role stressors on self-efficacy
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå School of Business and Economics (USBE).
Luleå University of Technology.
Luleå University of Technology.
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
Abstract [en]

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.

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John Wiley & Sons, 2013. Vol. 43, no 2, 263-274 p.
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Business Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-64342DOI: 10.1111/j.1559-1816.2012.00995.xOAI: diva2:600318
Available from: 2013-01-24 Created: 2013-01-24 Last updated: 2016-03-03Bibliographically approved

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