Locus of Control and Well-Being at Work: How Generalizable are Western Findings?
LOCUS of control, QUALITY of work life, JOB satisfaction, JOB stress, WELL-being, EMPLOYEE morale, EMPLOYEES -- Attitudes, MANAGEMENT research, JOB enrichment, PERSONNEL management
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Managers from 24 geopolitical entities provided data on work locus of control, job satisfaction, psychological strain, physical strain, and individualism/collectivism. The hypothesis that the salutary effects of perceived control on well-being are universal was supported because relations of work locus of control with well-being at work were similar in almost all the sampled areas. Furthermore, the individualism/collectivism level of each sample did not moderate the magnitude of correlations of work locus of control with measures of well-being. Findings indicate that control beliefs contribute to well-being universally, but we suggest that how control is manifested can still differ.
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Academy of Management Journal, v. 45, issue 2, p. 453-466
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Spector, Paul E., "Locus of Control and Well-Being at Work: How Generalizable are Western Findings?" (2002). Psychology Faculty Publications. 692.