A production self-efficacy scale: An exploratory study

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  • Self-efficacy has received increased attention in management; in particular, task and domain-specific self-efficacy perceptions have been found to impact organizational commitment, job satisfaction, stress, and performance. More recently, general self-efficacy (GSE) has been linked with important organizational outcomes. While strides have been made, there continues to be a need to examine the impact of domain-specific perceptions of self-efficacy, especially in the manufacturing sector where developing a competent, efficient workforce is critical for the domestic survival of highly skilled production jobs. To assist organizations in effectively managing their employees, a production self-efficacy (PSE) scale is developed using two separate samples. This seven-item measure demonstrates reliability and discriminant validity. Implications and future research directions are discussed.
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  • Mosley DC; Boyar SL; Carson CM; Pearson AW
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  • 272
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  • 285
  • Volume

  • 20
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  • 2