publication . Doctoral thesis . Other literature type . 2016

Self-efficacy at work : Social, emotional, and cognitive dimensions

Loeb, Carina;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2016
  • Publisher: Mälardalens högskola, Hälsa och välfärd
  • Country: Sweden
Research has shown that self-efficacy is one of the most important personal resources in the work context. However, research on working life has mainly focused on a cognitive and task-oriented dimension of self-efficacy representing employees’ perceptions of their capacity to successfully complete work tasks. Thus, little is known about the influence that believing in one’s social and emotional competence could have. This thesis aims to expand previous theory regarding self-efficacy in the workplace by investigating social, emotional, and cognitive self-efficacy dimensions in relation to leadership, health, and well-being.   The thesis rests on four empirical st...
free text keywords: Social self-efficacy, emotional self-efficacy, occupational self-efficacy, team climate, emotional exhaustion, emotional irritation, transformational lead-ership.
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