IJSRP, Volume 7, Issue 2, February 2017 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Zayda Costa, Toni DiDona, and Anastasiya Rusilka
Self-efficacy is the belief an individual has that they possess the ability to do something. Self-esteem is an individual’s self-evaluation of one’s character. Looking into self-efficacy and self-esteem organizationally it is said that organizational self-esteem is an employee’s self-perceived competence within an organization while organizational self-efficacy is an employee’s beliefs that their self-competence can be translated into successful action within the organization (Pierce, Gardner, Cummings, & Dunham, 1989). The focus of this study was to investigate the correlational relationship between occupational self-efficacy and occupational self-esteem. A total of 135 participants whom were all employed at the time were surveyed with the use of the Organizational Based Self-Esteem Scale (OBSE) and New Occupational Self-Efficacy Scale (OCCSEFF). However, the study did not find what it hypothesized. A correlation could not be conducted and no difference was found between gender and self-efficacy and gender and self-esteem. However, because not many studies find no significant results that in it of itself should be taken into consideration.