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The impact of efficacy on work attitudes across cultures

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  • Luthans, Fred
  • Zhu, Weichun
  • Avolio, Bruce J.
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    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.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of World Business.

    Volume (Year): 41 (2006)
    Issue (Month): 2 (June)
    Pages: 121-132

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:worbus:v:41:y:2006:i:2:p:121-132

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    1. Hofstede, Geert, 2003. "What is culture? A reply to Baskerville," Accounting, Organizations and Society, Elsevier, vol. 28(7-8), pages 811-813.
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    1. Farndale, Elaine & Scullion, Hugh & Sparrow, Paul, 2010. "The role of the corporate HR function in global talent management," Journal of World Business, Elsevier, vol. 45(2), pages 161-168, April.
    2. Yoshitaka Yamazaki, 2012. "Learning style and confidence: an empirical investigation of Japanese employees," Working Papers EMS_2012_09, Research Institute, International University of Japan.
    3. Yoshitaka Yamazaki, 2012. "Job satisfaction and confidence of Asian managers in Japanese MNCs," Working Papers EMS_2012_22, Research Institute, International University of Japan.
    4. Juliarti Jayani & Yoshitaka Yamazaki, 2012. "A Return on Investment Approach to Training Evaluation in Public Sectors," Working Papers EMS_2012_13, Research Institute, International University of Japan.
    5. Bstieler, Ludwig & Hemmert, Martin, 2008. "Developing trust in vertical product development partnerships: A comparison of South Korea and Austria," Journal of World Business, Elsevier, vol. 43(1), pages 35-46, January.
    6. Jonathan Doh & Stephen Stumpf & Walter Tymon, 2011. "Responsible Leadership Helps Retain Talent in India," Journal of Business Ethics, Springer, vol. 98(1), pages 85-100, January.
    7. Teresa Rothausen & Jorge Gonzalez & Andrea Griffin, 2009. "Are all the parts there everywhere? Facet job satisfaction in the United States and the Philippines," Asia Pacific Journal of Management, Springer, vol. 26(4), pages 681-700, December.
    8. Tymon Jr., Walter G. & Stumpf, Stephen A. & Doh, Jonathan P., 2010. "Exploring talent management in India: The neglected role of intrinsic rewards," Journal of World Business, Elsevier, vol. 45(2), pages 109-121, April.

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