Professional self-efficacy and job satisfaction: The mediator role of work design

Mariana Bargsted, Raúl Ramírez-Vielma, Jesús Yeves

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Abstract

The purpose of this study is to investigate the mediating role of work design characteristics (task, knowledge, social, and contextual characteristics) in the relationship between professional self-efficacy and job satisfaction. Research has shown how motivational job design has positive consequences for individuals, increasing control and perception of internal forces (such as self-efficacy) and affects positively job satisfaction. However, little is known about how self-efficacy affects job satisfaction through job enrichment. In this study, 353 Chilean workers answered a self-reported survey. Regression analyses confirmed partially the hypotheses, showing a complete mediation of task and social characteristics of work design in the relationship between professional self-efficacy and job satisfaction. These results show how professional self-efficacy relates to work design and highlight the importance of social and task characteristics to improve job satisfaction, contributing to a better understanding of how self-efficacy improves job satisfaction through work design.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)157-163
Number of pages7
JournalRevista de Psicologia del Trabajo y de las Organizaciones
Volume35
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2019

Keywords

  • Self-efficacy Job satisfaction Work design Mediation analysis

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