Self-Efficacy In The Work Place: Implications For Work Motivation

Document Type : Primary Research paper


1 Assistant Professor, Department of Management Studies, University of Madras, Chennai- 600005.

2 Research Scholar, Department of Management Studies, University of Madras, Chennai- 600005.


The present research aims to empirically examine the self-determination theory and social learning theory in work environment. The research study examined whether Self-efficacy of the employees influences their work motivation in an IT consulting company. The levels of the self-efficacy and work motivation of the employees were measured using standardized tools. Survey method was adopted to collect data from the employees. 150 employees were selected randomly and of that 120 employees responded to the survey. The survey was conducted online with the help of HR survey portal of the company. The confidentiality of the responses was ensured to the employees. Data analysis was done by using descriptive statistics and inferential statistics like regression analysis. Results revealed the influence of types of work motivation on self-efficacy. Three types of work motivation namely, identified regulation, introjected regulation, and intrinsic motivation had positive influence on self-efficacy of the employees while amotivation had negative influence on self efficacy of the employees. The study proves the influence of work motivation on self-efficacy of the employees.