Simultaneous examination of the antecedents and consequences of efficacy beliefs at multiple levels of analysis Academic Article uri icon


  • Theoretical models have assumed that efficacy beliefs operate similarly (i.e., are homologous) across levels of analysis (e.g., Lindsley, Brass, & Thomas, 1995), yet limited empirical support exists to confirm this supposition. This research empirically tested a multilevel model to determine if individual-level and team-level relations involving experience, achievement motivation, efficacy beliefs, and performance are in fact homologous across levels. Members of action teams in both lab and field settings completed measures assessing individual differences and efficacy beliefs. Subsequent ratings of individual performance and objective team performance were obtained following multiple performance episodes. Results revealed both similarities and dissimilarities between individual-level and team-level antecedents and consequences of efficacy beliefs, suggesting the assumption of homology in models of efficacy beliefs should be revisited. Contributions and implications to efficacy research and other multilevel research are discussed.

published proceedings


altmetric score

  • 3

author list (cited authors)

  • Chen, G., Webber, S. S., Bliese, P. D., Mathieu, J. E., Payne, S. C., Born, D. H., & Zaccaro, S. J.

citation count

  • 73

complete list of authors

  • Chen, G||Webber, SS||Bliese, PD||Mathieu, JE||Payne, SC||Born, DH||Zaccaro, SJ

publication date

  • September 2002