The impact of efficacy on work attitudes across cultures

Fred Luthans, Weichun Zhu, Bruce J. Avolio

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Abstract

To answer the call for more cross-cultural research, this study analyzed the efficacy and work attitudes of employee samples from the U.S. and Southeast Asia (Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand). The results showed that across these two samples, general efficacy had a significant positive relationship with organizational commitment and a significant negative relationship with intention to turnover. Further analysis also indicated that job satisfaction mediated the relationship between general efficacy and organizational commitment and intention to quit in the U.S. sample. The relationship between general efficacy and organizational commitment was stronger in the U.S. than in the three combined countries sampled in Southeast Asia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)121-132
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of World Business
Volume41
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Business and International Management
  • Finance
  • Marketing

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