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ERIC Number: EJ928694
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Aug
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0001-8791
Social Cognitive Career Theory, Conscientiousness, and Work Performance: A Meta-Analytic Path Analysis
Brown, Steven D.; Lent, Robert W.; Telander, Kyle; Tramayne, Selena
Journal of Vocational Behavior, v79 n1 p81-90 Aug 2011
We performed a meta-analytic path analysis of an abbreviated version of social cognitive career theory's (SCCT) model of work performance (Lent, Brown, & Hackett, 1994). The model we tested included the central cognitive predictors of performance (ability, self-efficacy, performance goals), with the exception of outcome expectations. Results suggested that a slightly modified version of the model, incorporating a path between ability and goals, provided adequate fit to the data. In addition, we examined alternative pathways through which conscientiousness, a Big 5 personality variable, might operate in concert with the social cognitive variables in predicting work performance. Good fit was found for a model in which conscientiousness is linked to performance both directly and indirectly via self-efficacy and goals. The implications of these results for SCCT, future research, and practical efforts to facilitate work performance are discussed. (Contains 2 tables and 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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