Title

Antecedents of Organization-Based Self-Esteem: An Empirical Study in Singapore

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

9-1997

Abstract

Organization-based self-esteem (OBSE) is a context-specific self-esteem construct specially formulated for organizational research. It refers to an individual's evaluation of his/her self-worth, adequacy, and importance as a member of the organization. A study develops and tests a theoretical model linking OBSE with a set of antecedent variables: organizational structure, job complexity and job status. Regression analysis, after controlling for the contaminating effects of age, revealed that organizational structure and certain components of job complexity were significant predictors of OBSE. Job status, however, was found to be not significant. Theoretical and practical implications of the findings are discussed.

Keywords

OBSE, Self-Esteem

Discipline

Organizational Behavior and Theory

Research Areas

Strategy and Organisation

Publication

International Journal of Management

Volume

14

Issue

3

First Page

375

Last Page

386

ISSN

0813-0183

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