A social-cognitive moderated mediated model of psychological safety and empowerment

Daniel Simonet, Anupama Narayan, Courtney A. Nelson

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

This study examines the indirect role of psychological safety in shaping the four cognitions of psychological empowerment (i.e., meaning, competence, self-determination, impact) through three social mechanisms: authentic interactions, spiritual development, and perceived organizational voice. Data were collected from 229 congregation members of a nondenominational church. Preliminary analyses reveal psychological safety is: (a) linked to all four empowerment cognitions, (b) associated with the three proximal social mechanisms, and (c) indirectly predicts three of the four empowerment cognitions through heightened level of authentic interactions, spiritual development, and perceived organizational voice. Moreover, extraversion moderated the relationship of psychological safety with authentic interactions which, in turn, strengthened the size of the indirect effect for the meaning subcomponent of empowerment. Overall, this study suggests empowerment research can draw upon the potential, but frequently untapped, benefits of cultivating a secure space to facilitate member motivation through sincerity, personal development, and perceived voice.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)818-845
Number of pages28
JournalJournal of Psychology: Interdisciplinary and Applied
Volume149
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2015

Fingerprint

Psychological Models
empowerment
Safety
Cognition
Psychology
cognition
interaction
Personal Autonomy
self-determination
Mental Competency
Motivation
church
Power (Psychology)
Empowerment
Psychological empowerment
Psychological safety
Interaction
Research
Social mechanisms

Keywords

  • attitudes
  • church
  • moderated mediation
  • psychological
  • psychological empowerment

Cite this

@article{798e911f3fe74f4b9e982424bd01ca8c,
title = "A social-cognitive moderated mediated model of psychological safety and empowerment",
abstract = "This study examines the indirect role of psychological safety in shaping the four cognitions of psychological empowerment (i.e., meaning, competence, self-determination, impact) through three social mechanisms: authentic interactions, spiritual development, and perceived organizational voice. Data were collected from 229 congregation members of a nondenominational church. Preliminary analyses reveal psychological safety is: (a) linked to all four empowerment cognitions, (b) associated with the three proximal social mechanisms, and (c) indirectly predicts three of the four empowerment cognitions through heightened level of authentic interactions, spiritual development, and perceived organizational voice. Moreover, extraversion moderated the relationship of psychological safety with authentic interactions which, in turn, strengthened the size of the indirect effect for the meaning subcomponent of empowerment. Overall, this study suggests empowerment research can draw upon the potential, but frequently untapped, benefits of cultivating a secure space to facilitate member motivation through sincerity, personal development, and perceived voice.",
keywords = "attitudes, church, moderated mediation, psychological, psychological empowerment",
author = "Daniel Simonet and Anupama Narayan and Nelson, {Courtney A.}",
year = "2015",
month = "1",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1080/00223980.2014.981496",
language = "English",
volume = "149",
pages = "818--845",
journal = "Journal of Psychology: Interdisciplinary and Applied",
issn = "0022-3980",
publisher = "Routledge",
number = "8",

}

A social-cognitive moderated mediated model of psychological safety and empowerment. / Simonet, Daniel; Narayan, Anupama; Nelson, Courtney A.

In: Journal of Psychology: Interdisciplinary and Applied, Vol. 149, No. 8, 01.01.2015, p. 818-845.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

TY - JOUR

T1 - A social-cognitive moderated mediated model of psychological safety and empowerment

AU - Simonet, Daniel

AU - Narayan, Anupama

AU - Nelson, Courtney A.

PY - 2015/1/1

Y1 - 2015/1/1

N2 - This study examines the indirect role of psychological safety in shaping the four cognitions of psychological empowerment (i.e., meaning, competence, self-determination, impact) through three social mechanisms: authentic interactions, spiritual development, and perceived organizational voice. Data were collected from 229 congregation members of a nondenominational church. Preliminary analyses reveal psychological safety is: (a) linked to all four empowerment cognitions, (b) associated with the three proximal social mechanisms, and (c) indirectly predicts three of the four empowerment cognitions through heightened level of authentic interactions, spiritual development, and perceived organizational voice. Moreover, extraversion moderated the relationship of psychological safety with authentic interactions which, in turn, strengthened the size of the indirect effect for the meaning subcomponent of empowerment. Overall, this study suggests empowerment research can draw upon the potential, but frequently untapped, benefits of cultivating a secure space to facilitate member motivation through sincerity, personal development, and perceived voice.

AB - This study examines the indirect role of psychological safety in shaping the four cognitions of psychological empowerment (i.e., meaning, competence, self-determination, impact) through three social mechanisms: authentic interactions, spiritual development, and perceived organizational voice. Data were collected from 229 congregation members of a nondenominational church. Preliminary analyses reveal psychological safety is: (a) linked to all four empowerment cognitions, (b) associated with the three proximal social mechanisms, and (c) indirectly predicts three of the four empowerment cognitions through heightened level of authentic interactions, spiritual development, and perceived organizational voice. Moreover, extraversion moderated the relationship of psychological safety with authentic interactions which, in turn, strengthened the size of the indirect effect for the meaning subcomponent of empowerment. Overall, this study suggests empowerment research can draw upon the potential, but frequently untapped, benefits of cultivating a secure space to facilitate member motivation through sincerity, personal development, and perceived voice.

KW - attitudes

KW - church

KW - moderated mediation

KW - psychological

KW - psychological empowerment

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84939267160&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1080/00223980.2014.981496

DO - 10.1080/00223980.2014.981496

M3 - Article

C2 - 25511012

AN - SCOPUS:84939267160

VL - 149

SP - 818

EP - 845

JO - Journal of Psychology: Interdisciplinary and Applied

JF - Journal of Psychology: Interdisciplinary and Applied

SN - 0022-3980

IS - 8

ER -