Feedback-seeking culture moderates the relationship between positive feedback and task performance

Thomas Evans, Agata Dobrosielska

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Abstract

Research exploring feedback in the form of workplace performance appraisals or in educational contexts, is common. However, there is a dearth of research to inform evidence-based practice in everyday positive feedback. In the current study, 289 employed adults reported on their managers’ positive feedback, the feedback-seeking culture, and rated their own task performance. Findings suggest that managerial positive feedback, but not feedback-seeking culture, meaningfully predicts task performance. Furthermore, the relationship between positive feedback and task performance is partially moderated by the feedback-seeking culture. The current study further contextualises our understanding of workplace positive feedback and draws recommendations for managerial practice surrounding congruency between culture and practice.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)(In-press)
Number of pages8
JournalCurrent Psychology
Volume(In-press)
Early online date7 May 2019
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Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 7 May 2019

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Keywords

  • Feedback
  • Feedback environment
  • Manager communication
  • Positive feedback
  • Task performance

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  • Psychology(all)

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