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Developing the task and ego orientation at work questionnaire

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posted on 2005-01-01, 00:00 authored by Charmine Hartel, S Hanrahan, Ester Cerin
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.

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Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference (19th : 2005 : Canberra, A.C.T.)

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ANZAM

Location

Canberra, A.C.T.

Place of publication

[Canberra, A.C.T.]

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2005-12-07

End date

2005-12-10

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1740882458

Language

eng

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E1 Full written paper - refereed

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2005, ANZAM

Editor/Contributor(s)

D Davies, G Fisher, R Hughes

Title of proceedings

ANZAM 2005 : Proceedings of the 19th Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference

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