Expanding crossover research: The crossover of job-related self-efficacy within couples

Neff, Angela ; Niessen, Cornelia ; Sonnentag, Sabine ; Unger, Dana

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/0018726712465095
URL: http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0018726712...
Document Type: Article
Year of publication: 2013
The title of a journal, publication series: Human Relations
Volume: 66
Issue number: 6
Page range: 803-827
Place of publication: Thousand Oaks, Calif. [u.a.]
Publishing house: Sage Publ.
ISSN: 0018-7267 , 1573-9716
Publication language: English
Institution: School of Social Sciences > Arbeits- u. Organisationspsychologie (Sonnentag 2010-)
Subject: 150 Psychology
Keywords (English): actor–partner interdependence model , crossover , job-related self-efficacy , verbal persuasion , vicarious experience
Abstract: This article reports a study that examined the crossover of job-related self-efficacy within working couples, its underlying mechanisms, and its work-related consequences. We proposed that the job-related self-efficacy of one partner (the ‘actor’) can be transmitted to the other partner (the ‘partner’). By building on self-efficacy research (Bandura, 1997), we hypothesized vicarious experience and verbal persuasion to be the mediators underlying this crossover process. We expected that the crossover of job-related self-efficacy would in turn result in the partner’s altered engagement at work. Using a sample of 102 professionals with an academic degree and their working partners, we conducted multilevel analyses using the actor–partner interdependence model. Our analyses offered support for our hypotheses. The actor’s job-related self- efficacy related positively to the partner’s job-related self-efficacy. This relation was mediated by the partner’s perceived vicarious experience and verbal persuasion.

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