Title

Autonomy in the Workplace: An Essential Ingredient to Employee Engagement and Well-being in Every Culture

Publication Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

2011

Abstract

The nature of organizational life requires questioning the role of worker autonomy. An impressive amount of management research has been devoted to autonomy issues in organizations. Autonomy is at the forefront of research on job design and the management of employees. Therefore, we review evidence in the area of job design and management practices that deeply affect worker autonomy. Throughout this discussion, we evaluate the cross-cultural applicability of research and practice and offer future directions based on self-determination theory.

Keywords

Well-being, Positive Psychology, Quality of Life Research, Cross Cultural Psychology, Personality and Social Psychology, Health Psychology

Discipline

Industrial and Organizational Psychology | Multicultural Psychology | Organizational Behavior and Theory

Research Areas

Organisational Behaviour and Human Resources

Publication

Human Autonomy in Cross-Cultural Context: Perspectives on the Psychology of Agency, Freedom, and Well-Being

Volume

1

Editor

Chirkov, Valery I.; Ryan, Richard M.; Sheldon, Kennon M.

First Page

163

Last Page

187

ISBN

9789048196661

Identifier

10.1007/978-90-481-9667-8_8

Publisher

Springer

City or Country

Dordrecht

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-90-481-9667-8_8