Title: On the relations among work value orientations, psychological need satisfaction and job outcomes: A self-determination theory approach
Authors: Vansteenkiste, Maarten ×
Neyrinck, Bart
Niemiec, Christopher P
Soenens, Bart
De Witte, Hans
Van den Broeck, Anja #
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: British psychological soc
Series Title: Journal of occupational and organizational psychology vol:80 pages:251-277
Abstract: Using self-determination theory, two studies found that holding an extrinsic, relative to an intrinsic, work value orientation was associated with less positive outcomes (i.e. less satisfaction with, dedication to and vitality while on the job) and more negative outcomes (i.e. higher emotional exhaustion, short-lived satisfaction after successful goal-attainment, and turn-over intention). These relations were not limited to job outcomes, but also emerged using indicators of employees' general mental health. Moreover, income level did not moderate these relations. Study 2 found that holding an extrinsic, relative to an intrinsic, work value orientation was detrimental to employees' job outcomes because these orientations thwarted the satisfaction of the basic psychological needs for autonomy, competence and relatedness at work.
ISSN: 0963-1798
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Centre for Motivation Psychology (-)
Centre for Developmental Psychology (-)
Occupational & Organisational Psychology and Professional Learning - miscellaneous
Work, Organisational and Personnel Psychology
Research Centre for Work and Organisation Studies (WOS Bxl), Campus Brussels
Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB) - miscellaneous
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