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ERIC Number: EJ936873
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Oct
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0001-8791
Beyond Objectivity: The Performance Impact of the Perceived Ability to Learn and Solve Problems
Tews, Michael J.; Michel, John W.; Noe, Raymond A.
Journal of Vocational Behavior, v79 n2 p484-495 Oct 2011
The purpose of this research was to develop and provide initial validation evidence for the performance impact of a measure of an individual's perceived ability to learn and solve problems (PALS). Building on the self-efficacy literature and the importance of learning and problem solving, the fundamental premise of this research was that PALS would significantly explain employee performance. In addition to demonstrating that PALS represented a distinct construct, PALS was a significant predictor of performance for managerial and entry-level employees in two different organizational contexts. Moreover, PALS explained additional variance in performance beyond general mental ability, personality, and similar constructs related to learning and problem solving. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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