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Does job involvement influence psychological empowerment and innovative behaviour?

Sherly Tanoto, Suwandi Suhartanji


Abstract. Innovative behaviour is essential to maintain and improve an organization’s competitiveness. Earlier studies on innovative behaviour contend that psychological empowerment influences innovative behaviour. As psychological empowerment is a multi-dimensional construct, it is necessary to investigate the link between each of its dimensions with innovative behaviour. This research also includes the role of job involvement as a mediator. There is a notion that dimensions of psychological empowerment may differ across cultures, industries, and jobs. Hence, this paper enlarges previous research because it was conducted in Indonesia in the business setting. The respondents were 75 supervisors at a wheat flour company. Partial Least Square was used to examine the research model. Results of the study show partial mediation for the meaning and impact dimensions and complete mediation for self-determination. Competence has no direct effect on innovative behaviour.

Keywords: job involvement; psychological empowerment; innovative behaviour


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