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The feedback-seeker in his social labyrinth: the mediating role of goals and cooperative norms in linking empowering leadership to feedback-seeking behavior

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  • De Stobbeleir, K.
  • Buyens, D.

    (Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School)

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This study examines the intra-personal and interpersonal mechanisms through which empowering leaders impact their followers’ selection of feedback sources. Drawing on goal theories and the group-norms literature, we developed and tested an individual and multilevel model of feedback-seeking behavior. Using a sample of 991 employees, working in 185 teams, we found that empowering leaders indirectly influenced their followers’ selection of feedback sources by encouraging autonomous goal pursuit and cooperative group norms.

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Paper provided by Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School in its series Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School Working Paper Series with number 2008-13.

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Length: 43 pages
Date of creation: 11 Sep 2008
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Handle: RePEc:vlg:vlgwps:2008-13

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  1. K. E. M. De Stobbeleir & S. J. Ashford & D. Buyens, 2008. "Feedback-Seeking Behavior as a Self-Regulation Strategy for Creative Performance," Working Papers of Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Ghent University, Belgium 08/533, Ghent University, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration.

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