The moderating role of updating climate perceptions in the relationship between goal orientation, self-efficacy, and job performance

Denise Potosky, H. V. Ramakrishna

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Abstract

This field study examined the moderating role of employees' climate for updating perceptions in the relationship between goal orientation and job performance. Results are based on a sample of 163 information systems professionals employed by a large information technology (IT) firm. After controlling for the effect of previous performance ratings, learning-goal orientation was positively related to learning self-efficacy and performance-goal orientation was negatively related to efficacy beliefs, which in turn were positively related to job-performance ratings. Most important, the relationship between learning-goal orientation and overall job-performance ratings, mediated by learning self-efficacy, was stronger for individuals who perceived a supportive organizational climate for updating than for those with low updating climate perceptions. The results of this study advance our understanding of goal orientation, self-efficacy, and performance relationships not only because they are based on adults working in a dynamic field setting, but also because they demonstrate the moderating influence of employees' updating climate perceptions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)275-297
Number of pages23
JournalHuman Performance
Volume15
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Applied Psychology
  • Psychology(all)
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management

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