The theory of planned behavior: A conceptual framework to view the career development of women

Citation
M. Giles et S. Larmour, The theory of planned behavior: A conceptual framework to view the career development of women, J APPL SO P, 30(10), 2000, pp. 2137-2157
Citations number
45
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Psycology
Journal title
JOURNAL OF APPLIED SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
ISSN journal
0021-9029 → ACNP
Volume
30
Issue
10
Year of publication
2000
Pages
2137 - 2157
Database
ISI
SICI code
0021-9029(200010)30:10<2137:TTOPBA>2.0.ZU;2-K
Abstract
This study explores the role played by self-efficacy in predicting employee s' intentions to apply for promotion, and also to confirm its importance as a third independent determinant of intention within the theory of planned behavior. To this end, questionnaires were administered to 108 employees of an organization operating in the north of Ireland. Regression analyses not only provided strong support for the addition of self-efficacy to the vari ables contained within Ajzen & Fishbein's (1980) framework, but also highli ghted its importance in the context of women. Indeed, for women, it helped to explain some 77% of the variance and produced the strongest relationship with the intention variable. For men, however, only 54% of the variance wa s explained, and some importance was also attributed to the normative compo nent of the model.