Positivity and Behaviour: the Mediating Role of Self-Efficacy in Organisational and Educational Settings

Claudio Barbaranelli, Marinella Paciello, Valentina Biagioli, Roberta Fida, Carlo Tramontano

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Abstract

Positivity is an evaluative disposition capturing what self-esteem, life satisfaction and optimism have in common. Self-efficacy refers to specific beliefs aimed at exercising control over the events through self-regulation. This paper examines in two studies whether the effect of positivity on performance is mediated by self-efficacy beliefs. The first examines the role of task and empathic self-efficacy in mediating the relationship of positivity with respect to in-role and extra-role behaviours in a sample of 829 Italian adult employees. The second examines the role of academic self-efficacy in mediating the relationship of positivity with respect to academic grades and academic citizenship behaviour on a sample of 223 Italian university students. Structural Equation Models results revealed that: (1) the relationship between positivity and both in-role and extra-role behaviours was substantially mediated by self-efficacy beliefs; (2) the relationship between positivity and both school grades and citizenship behaviours was completely mediated by self-efficacy beliefs.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)707–727
Number of pages21
JournalJournal of Happiness Studies
Volume20
Issue number3
Early online date1 Mar 2018
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Publication statusPublished - Mar 2019

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The final publication is available at Springer via http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10902-018-9972-4

Keywords

  • Academic success
  • Extra-role behaviour
  • In-role behaviour
  • Meditation
  • Positivity
  • Self-efficacy

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  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)

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Positivity and Behaviour: the Mediating Role of Self-Efficacy in Organisational and Educational Settings. / Barbaranelli, Claudio; Paciello, Marinella; Biagioli, Valentina; Fida, Roberta; Tramontano, Carlo.

In: Journal of Happiness Studies, Vol. 20, No. 3, 03.2019, p. 707–727.

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Barbaranelli, Claudio ; Paciello, Marinella ; Biagioli, Valentina ; Fida, Roberta ; Tramontano, Carlo. / Positivity and Behaviour: the Mediating Role of Self-Efficacy in Organisational and Educational Settings. In: Journal of Happiness Studies. 2019 ; Vol. 20, No. 3. pp. 707–727.
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