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Linking job motivating potential to frontline employee attitudes and performance: testing the mediating role of psychological empowerment

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  • Dewettinck, K.

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  • Buyens, D.

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In this study, we relate job motivating potential to frontline employee job satisfaction, affective commitment and performance levels and test the mediating role of psychological empowerment. Based on a sample of 1129 employee – supervisor dyads, we found that employee psychological empowerment fully mediates the relationship between job motivating potential and the outcome variables. Our findings confirm the importance of job design approaches to empowering employees. Next to proposing potential avenues for further research, we discuss some suggestions on how to put job redesign strategies into practice.

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  • Dewettinck, K. & Buyens, D., 2006. "Linking job motivating potential to frontline employee attitudes and performance: testing the mediating role of psychological empowerment," Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School Working Paper Series 2006-26, Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School.
  • Handle: RePEc:vlg:vlgwps:2006-26
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    empowerment; job motivating potential; employee performance; mediation;

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