Antecedents of employee extra work effort: The importance of employee empowerment and organizational commitment

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Title:
Antecedents of employee extra work effort: The importance of employee empowerment and organizational commitment
Author:
Yacobucci, Peter
Issue Date:
2003
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This study uses a survey of a large sample of public and private sector employees in Tucson, Arizona, to reveal the determinants of employee extra work effort. Extra work effort is defined as those actions benefitting their employer performed by employees for which employees are not explicitly compensated. The current literature suggests employee empowerment through the variation of personnel systems to allow for greater employee responsibility and decision-making as a powerful determinant of employee extra work effort. The finding of this research suggests that while the implementation of these personnel systems may increase other positive occupational traits, such as job satisfaction and employee interest, no direct connection can be made between employee empowerment managerial systems and employee extra work effort. Instead, organizational commitment is a more robust determinant of employee extra work effort. Implications of these findings are suggested for the current literature and practical application.
Type:
text; Dissertation-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Political Science, General.; Political Science, International Law and Relations.; Psychology, Industrial.
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Political Science
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Willerton, John P., Jr.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleAntecedents of employee extra work effort: The importance of employee empowerment and organizational commitmenten_US
dc.creatorYacobucci, Peteren_US
dc.contributor.authorYacobucci, Peteren_US
dc.date.issued2003en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis study uses a survey of a large sample of public and private sector employees in Tucson, Arizona, to reveal the determinants of employee extra work effort. Extra work effort is defined as those actions benefitting their employer performed by employees for which employees are not explicitly compensated. The current literature suggests employee empowerment through the variation of personnel systems to allow for greater employee responsibility and decision-making as a powerful determinant of employee extra work effort. The finding of this research suggests that while the implementation of these personnel systems may increase other positive occupational traits, such as job satisfaction and employee interest, no direct connection can be made between employee empowerment managerial systems and employee extra work effort. Instead, organizational commitment is a more robust determinant of employee extra work effort. Implications of these findings are suggested for the current literature and practical application.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeDissertation-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectPolitical Science, General.en_US
dc.subjectPolitical Science, International Law and Relations.en_US
dc.subjectPsychology, Industrial.en_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePolitical Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorWillerton, John P., Jr.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest3090032en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b44427128en_US
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