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Article: Agency Beliefs Over Time and Across Cultures: Free Will Beliefs Predict Higher Job Satisfaction

TitleAgency Beliefs Over Time and Across Cultures: Free Will Beliefs Predict Higher Job Satisfaction
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Issue Date2018
PublisherSage Publications, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.sagepub.com/journal.aspx?pid=65
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Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 2018, v. 44, p. 304-317 How to Cite?
AbstractIn three studies we examined the relationship between free will beliefs and job satisfaction over time and across cultures. Study 1 examined 252 Taiwanese real-estate agents over a three-months period. Study 2 examined job satisfaction for 137 American workers on an online labor market over a six-months period. Study 3 extended to a large sample of 14,062 employees from 16 countries and examined country-level moderators. We found a consistent positive relationship between the belief in free will and job satisfaction. The relationship was above and beyond other agency constructs (Study 2), mediated by perceived autonomy (Studies 2-3), and stronger in countries with a higher national endorsement of the belief in free will (Study 3). We conclude that free-will beliefs predict outcomes over time and across cultures beyond other agency constructs. We call for more cross-cultural and longitudinal studies examining free-will beliefs as predictors of real-life outcomes.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/261314
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dc.contributor.authorFeldman, G-
dc.contributor.authorFarh, JL-
dc.contributor.authorWong, KF-
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-14T08:56:09Z-
dc.date.available2018-09-14T08:56:09Z-
dc.date.issued2018-
dc.identifier.citationPersonality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 2018, v. 44, p. 304-317-
dc.identifier.issn0146-1672-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/261314-
dc.description.abstractIn three studies we examined the relationship between free will beliefs and job satisfaction over time and across cultures. Study 1 examined 252 Taiwanese real-estate agents over a three-months period. Study 2 examined job satisfaction for 137 American workers on an online labor market over a six-months period. Study 3 extended to a large sample of 14,062 employees from 16 countries and examined country-level moderators. We found a consistent positive relationship between the belief in free will and job satisfaction. The relationship was above and beyond other agency constructs (Study 2), mediated by perceived autonomy (Studies 2-3), and stronger in countries with a higher national endorsement of the belief in free will (Study 3). We conclude that free-will beliefs predict outcomes over time and across cultures beyond other agency constructs. We call for more cross-cultural and longitudinal studies examining free-will beliefs as predictors of real-life outcomes.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherSage Publications, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.sagepub.com/journal.aspx?pid=65-
dc.relation.ispartofPersonality and Social Psychology Bulletin-
dc.rightsPersonality and Social Psychology Bulletin. Copyright © Sage Publications, Inc.-
dc.rightsThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.-
dc.titleAgency Beliefs Over Time and Across Cultures: Free Will Beliefs Predict Higher Job Satisfaction-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailFeldman, G: gfeldman@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityFeldman, G=rp02342-
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0146167217739261-
dc.identifier.pmcidPMC5810915-
dc.identifier.hkuros290995-
dc.identifier.volume44-
dc.identifier.spage304-
dc.identifier.epage317-
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000424393000003-
dc.publisher.placeUnited States-

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