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Psychological empowerment and employee proficiency


Farivar, F and Ayentimi, DT and Yaghoubi, M, Psychological empowerment and employee proficiency, ANZAM 2018 Conference, 4-7 December 2018, Auckland (2018) [Conference Extract]

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This paper investigates the relationship between types of proficiency (individual proficiency, team proficiency, and organizational proficiency) and the four dimensions of psychological empowerment (self‐determination, impact, competency, and meaning). The results show that among the components of psychological empowerment ‘impact’ only has a positive and significant relationship with organization member proficiency (β= 0.29, p=0.000). Similarly, the analysis supported a direct positive relation between ‘meaning’ and organization member proficiency (β= 0.39, p=0.000), while, ‘competency’ component is strongly related to two out of three types of proficiency: individual task proficiency (β= 0.46, p=0.000) and team member proficiency (β= 0.38, p=0.000). On the contrary, this study could not find empirical evidence to support the relations between ‘self-determination’ and types of proficiency. The implications for employee empowerment are discussed.

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Item Type:Conference Extract
Keywords:Psychological capital, empowerment, employee proficiency
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Human resources and industrial relations
Research Field:Human resources management
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in commerce, management, tourism and services
UTAS Author:Farivar, F (Dr Farveh Farivar)
UTAS Author:Ayentimi, DT (Dr Desmond Ayentimi)
ID Code:136185
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:TSBE
Deposited On:2019-12-05
Last Modified:2020-01-08
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