Mastery-approach doelen en zelfeffectiviteit als voorspellers van burnout en werkbevlogenheid: De adaptieve rol van het vormen van uitwisselingsrelaties met collega’s

P.M. Poortvliet, J. Perdeck

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How is work motivation related to the experience of job-related well being? In the present article we investigated this question by looking at the joint relationship of mastery-approach goals and self-efficacy with burnout and work engagement. The results of a cross-sectional investigation among 361 employees in healthcare, ICT services, and other sectors largely confirm our expectation that the relationship between mastery-approach goals and burnout are more strongly negative when levels of experienced self-efficacy were low. Furthermore, when self-efficacy was relatively low, mastery-approach goals and work engagement had a more positive relationship. This joint relation between mastery-approach goals and self-efficacy could be partially explained by the observation that workers with relatively strong mastery-approach goals and high levels of self-efficacy reported to have high-quality exchange relationships with their colleagues. Altogether, these results point at the importance of setting mastery-approach goals in social work settings, especially when experienced levels of self-efficacy are low, because those goals are negatively connected with feelings of burnout and positively with experiencing work engagement.
Original languageDutch
Pages (from-to)188-212
JournalGedrag en organisatie : tijdschrift voor sociale, arbeids- en organisatiepsychologie
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2014


  • dominant achievement goals
  • performance goals
  • job demands
  • information exchange
  • american-dream
  • behavior
  • motivation
  • resources
  • mediation
  • model

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