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ERIC Number: EJ936874
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Oct
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0001-8791
Testing Multiple Motives in Feedback Seeking: The Interaction of Instrumentality and Self Protection Motives
Hays, Jocelyn Courtney; Williams, Jane R.
Journal of Vocational Behavior, v79 n2 p496-504 Oct 2011
Research indicates that information received from feedback seeking is valuable for both individual and organizational outcomes. Previous research examining the feedback seeking process has consistently suggested that individual's feedback behaviors are directly influenced by three motives. Specifically, individuals are instrumentally motivated to obtain valued information but are also motivated to protect and/or enhance their ego and to protect others' impressions of them (Ashford, Blatt and VandeWalle, 2003). The current study simultaneously examined these motives by testing the interactive effects of them on feedback seeking behavior. As predicted, they did significantly interact and the results present a deeper understanding of these motives and how employees weigh various factors in deciding whether to seek feedback within the organization. (Contains 2 tables and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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