Self-leadership and performance outcomes: the mediating influence of self-efficacy
A key foundation of empowering organizations is employee self-leadership. This study examines the effects of self-leadership skills and self-efficacy perceptions on performance. Structural equations modeling determined whether the influence of self-leadership on performance is mediated by self-efficacy perceptions. Results for the sample of 151 respondents indicated self-leadership strategies had a significant effect on self-efficacy evaluations, and self-efficacy directly affected performance. Further, self-efficacy perceptions were found to fully mediate the self-leadership/performance relationship. Theoretical and practical implications are discussed. © 1998 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.