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

Thomas Evans, Agata Dobrosielska

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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)3401–3408
Number of pages8
JournalCurrent Psychology
Issue number7
Early online date7 May 2019
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2021

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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)


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