Decent Work and Work Motivation in Knowledge Workers: the Mediating Role of Psychological Capital

dc.contributor.authorFerraro, Tânia
dc.contributor.authorPais, Leonor
dc.contributor.authorMoreira, João Manuel
dc.contributor.authorSantos, Nuno Rebelo dos
dc.date.accessioned2023-07-20T15:27:15Z
dc.date.available2023-07-20T15:27:15Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.description.abstractThis article aimed to investigate the role of Decent Work as a predictor of different types of Work Motivation and to explore the possible role of Psychological Capital in mediating this relationship. The Decent Work Questionnaire, the Multidimensional Work Motivation Scale, and the Psychological Capital Questionnaire were administered to 3004 knowledge workers, in Portugal and Brazil. Results from Structural Equation Modeling analyses support the hypothesized model, showing the predictor role of Decent Work and complete and partial mediation effects of PsyCap in different relationships between DW and Work motivation variables. The results also support the idea that a decent work context predicts more autonomous work motivations again with the mediation of PsyCap. In sum, the results suggest that decent work plays an important role in promoting a positive approach to work, and that Psychological Capital is an important mediating variable in the promotion of autonomous Work motivation. Limitations and practical implications conclude the article.pt_PT
dc.identifier.citationFerraro, T., Pais, L., Moreira, J. M., & Santos, N. R. (2018). Decent Work and Work Motivation in Knowledge Workers: the Mediating Role of Psychological Capital. Applied Research in Quality of Life, 13(2018), 501-523. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11482-017-9539-2. Repositório Institucional UPT. http://hdl.handle.net/11328/4978pt_PT
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1007/s11482-017-9539-2pt_PT
dc.identifier.issn1871-2584
dc.identifier.issn1871-2576
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11328/4978
dc.language.isoengpt_PT
dc.peerreviewedyespt_PT
dc.publisherSpringerpt_PT
dc.relation.publisherversionhttps://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11482-017-9539-2pt_PT
dc.rightsrestricted accesspt_PT
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/pt_PT
dc.subjectCross-cultural studypt_PT
dc.subjectDecent work Questionnairept_PT
dc.subjectKnowledge workerspt_PT
dc.subjectStructural equation modelingpt_PT
dc.subjectWork motivationpt_PT
dc.subjectPsychological capitalpt_PT
dc.titleDecent Work and Work Motivation in Knowledge Workers: the Mediating Role of Psychological Capitalpt_PT
dc.typejournal articlept_PT
degois.publication.firstPage501pt_PT
degois.publication.lastPage523pt_PT
degois.publication.titleApplied Research in Quality of Lifept_PT
degois.publication.volume13pt_PT
dspace.entity.typePublicationen
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