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Developing the task and ego orientation at work questionnaire

Hartel, C., Hanrahan, S. and Cerin, E. 2005, Developing the task and ego orientation at work questionnaire, in ANZAM 2005 : Proceedings of the 19th Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference, ANZAM, [Canberra, A.C.T.].

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Title Developing the task and ego orientation at work questionnaire
Author(s) Hartel, C.
Hanrahan, S.
Cerin, E.
Conference name Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference (19th : 2005 : Canberra, A.C.T.)
Conference location Canberra, A.C.T.
Conference dates 7-10 Dec. 2005
Title of proceedings ANZAM 2005 : Proceedings of the 19th Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference
Editor(s) Davies, Doug
Fisher, Greg
Hughes, Raechel
Publication date 2005
Conference series Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference
Publisher ANZAM
Place of publication [Canberra, A.C.T.]
Summary Although widely researched in education and sport, little research examines employee achievement goal orientations in a work context. This article provides validity and reliability evidence for the Task and Ego Orientation at Work Questionnaire (TEOWQ) from a study of378 employees representing from eight different occupational categories. Confirmatory factor analyses indicate that are-specified model comprising two ego ("Being the best" and "being better than others") and two task sub-factors ("Learning" and "Effort") fit the data better than the original two-factor model. Temporal stationarity and stability of the constructs over time receive support. As hypothesized, task and task-effort orientations relate positively with persistence while ego orientation does not. The TEOWQ appears to be a valid and reliable instrument of achievement orientation in a work setting.
ISBN 1740882458
Language eng
Field of Research 150308 International Business
Socio Economic Objective 910402 Management
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
Copyright notice ©2005, ANZAM
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30005828

Document type: Conference Paper
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