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ERIC Number: EJ949045
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Nov
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 78
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9010
Motivating Proteges' Personal Learning in Teams: A Multilevel Investigation of Autonomy Support and Autonomy Orientation
Liu, Dong; Fu, Ping-ping
Journal of Applied Psychology, v96 n6 p1195-1208 Nov 2011
This study examined the roles of 3 multilevel motivational predictors in proteges' personal learning in teams: an autonomy-supportive team climate, mentors' autonomy support, and proteges' autonomy orientation. The authors followed 305 proteges in 58 teams for 12 weeks and found that all 3 predictors were positively related to the proteges' personal learning in teams and that an autonomy-supportive team climate augmented the effects of mentors' autonomy support and proteges' autonomy orientation on proteges' personal learning in teams. Proteges' personal learning in teams mediated the interactive effects of an autonomy-supportive team climate with mentors' autonomy support or proteges' autonomy orientation on proteges' behavioral and attitudinal outcomes, including their organizational citizenship behaviors and job involvement. The findings of this study provide business researchers and practitioners with valuable insights into the management of autonomy. (Contains 3 figures, 1 footnote, and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: Practitioners; Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong