An integrative approach to personality: Behavioural Approach System, mastery approach orientation and environmental cues in the prediction of performance

Izadikhah, Zahra and Jackson, Chris J. and Loxton, Natalie (2010) An integrative approach to personality: Behavioural Approach System, mastery approach orientation and environmental cues in the prediction of performance. Personality and Individual Differences, 48 (5). pp. 590-595. ISSN 0191-8869

Abstract

This research presents theoretical and empirical evidence to show the usefulness of a moderated mediation model to test individual differences in Behavioural Approach System in the prediction of workplace performance. We consider mastery approach orientation as the mediator in the relationship between Behavioural Approach System (BAS) and work performance. Additionally, we examined the moderated effect of a rewarding climate on the indirect effect of BAS in the prediction of work performance. Results from 123 supervisors’ ratings of employees’ work performance supported the model whereby the indirect effect of BAS on work performance via mastery orientation was strongest when the psychological climate of the organization was also rewarding. This model further advances our understanding of how individual differences in conjunction with contextual factors may influence work-related behaviour.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Psychology
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2017 06:46
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2017 02:06
Uncontrolled Keywords: RST, Reward, Goal orientation, Mastery goal orientation, Climate, Job performance
Fields of Research : 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170107 Industrial and Organisational Psychology
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1016/j.paid.2009.12.012
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/32522

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