Psychological ownership within the job design context: Revision of the job characteristics model

Jon L Pierce, Iiro Jussila, Anne Cummings

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Abstract

In this paper, we offer a theoretical modification to the Hackman and Oldham (1975) Job Characteristics Model by integrating research on the psychological aspects of job design with emerging theory on psychological ownership. We develop the connection between job design and (a) the motives facilitating psychological ownership, (b) the routes through which psychological ownership emerges, and (c) the individual-level outcomes (e.g., emotional, attitudinal, motivational, and behavioral) that result from an employee's psychological ownership of his or her job. Our work covers several previously ignored positive and negative effects.We conclude by positioning psychological ownership as a plausible substitute for other proposed mediating psychological states in the job design-employee response relationship.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)477-496
Number of pages20
JournalJournal of Organizational Behavior
Volume30
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2009

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