Accession Number : ADA558226


Title :   The Moderating Effect of Psychological Empowerment on the Relationship between Network Centrality and Individual Job Performance


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH GRADUATE SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT


Personal Author(s) : Washington, David A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a558226.pdf


Report Date : 22 Mar 2012


Pagination or Media Count : 64


Abstract : The purpose of this research was to identify the effect of psychological empowerment (PE) on social network location and individual performance. This study sought to test three hypotheses, which were introduced through a comprehensive literature review, regarding the relationships between social network centrality and individual job performance. Research has indicated a positive relationship between network centrality and performance; however, other research suggests performance can be better predicted by including motivation in the model. Therefore a moderation model was developed and tested to identify the relationships between network centrality, PE, and three categories of individual job performance: task performance, organizational citizenship behavior (OCB), and counterproductive work behavior (CWB). The moderation results suggest that PE influences the relationship between social network centrality and both task performance and OCBs. PE appears to enhance the relationship between network centrality and performance such that individuals with high perceptions of PE perform better than individuals with lower perceptions of PE of similar centrality. The study also suggests that social network location affects an individual's task performance and engagement in OCBs when the individuals have low perceptions of PE. Conversely, the study suggests social network location does not affect task performance for individuals with high perceptions of PE.


Descriptors :   *JOB ANALYSIS , *PERFORMANCE(HUMAN) , *PSYCHOLOGY , HYPOTHESES , NETWORKS


Subject Categories : Psychology
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE