Developing agency through good work: Longitudinal effects of job autonomy and skill utilization on locus of control

Chia-Huei Wu, Mark A. Griffin, Sharon K. Parker
  • Journal of Vocational Behavior, August 2015, Elsevier
  • DOI: 10.1016/j.jvb.2015.05.004

Why is it important?

When people believe they have control over their lives, that is an internalized locus of control, many positive benefits flow. This paper is unique in showing that locus of control can actually be enhanced through good work design, notably high job autonomy and skill utilization. Usually such personality traits are assumed to be fixed, but our study shows that they can change.

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The following have contributed to this page: Professor CHIA-HUEI WU, Professor Mark A Griffin, and Sharon Kaye Parker