Effects of Job Autonomy and Positive Psychological Capital on Job Performance of Banking Employees: Mediating Role of Intrinsic Work Motivation


Factors that affect employee job performance have long been a topic of interest to industrial and organizational psychologists. There are numbers of studies which explored the relationship between motivation and job performance. However, there has been little empirical research on the joint impact of employees_�� personality factor and autonomy aspect of job itself on job performance via their intrinsic work motivation. Therefore , the purpose of the study is to explore how job autonomy and positive psychological capital help organizations promote employees_�� performance through intrinsic work motivation. Data is collected from 385 employees working in banking sector in Bangkok, Thailand. Structural Equation Modelling (SEM) was employed to examine the effects of job autonomy, positive psychological capital and intrinsic work motivation on job performance. Results of the analysis indicated that the estimated model in this study is acceptable based on its score of the goodness of fit index. The structural relationship showed that job autonomy, positive psychological capital and intrinsic work motivation significantly related to job performance. Implications of the study are discussed, together with limitations and suggestions for future research.

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Narumol Suteerawut, University of Srinakharinwirot, Thailand
Vitanya Vanno, University of Srinakharinwirot, Thailand
Piyapong Khaikleng, University of Srinakharinwirot, Thailand

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Conference: ACP2016
Stream: Industrial Organization and Organization Theory

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