African Journal of
Business Management

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Bus. Manage.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1993-8233
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJBM
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 4094

Full Length Research Paper

The effects of employee empowerment on achievement motivation and the contextual performance of employees

Hasan Tutar1, Mehmet Altinoz2* and Demet Cakiroglu 2
1Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Sakarya University, Esentepe Campus, Sakarya-Turkey. 2Vocational School of Social Sciences, Hacettepe University, Campus Opera, Ankara- Turkey.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 28 April 2011
  •  Published: 04 August 2011

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of perceived employee empowerment on achievement motivation and performance of employees. For this purpose, the data gathered from employees of public and private banks operating in Ankara have been analyzed, applying statistical techniques and methods. The analysis of the research data has revealed that the perceived employee empowerment had a positive impact on the achievement motivation and contextual performance of employees. The research data has also indicated that employee empowerment is an important predictor variable to achievement motivation and contextual performance of employees.

 

Key words: Empowerment, achievement motivation, contextual performance.