Utilitarian Orientation, Long-Term Orientation, and Performance: Evidence from Chinese Millennial-generation Employees

  • Lin Y
  • Li Y
  • Hou X
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Abstract

Drawing on self-verification theory, our aim was to explore the main and interaction effects of utilitarian and long-term orientation on the Chinese millennial generation's in-role and extrarole performance. Participants (N = 208) were millennial-generation employees at 3 companies in mainland China, who completed measures of utilitarian orientation, long-term orientation, in-role performance, and extrarole performance. The results showed that a utilitarian orientation positively predicted in-role and extrarole performance in the participants, and that a long-term orientation significantly moderated this relationship. The theoretical and practical implications of these findings are discussed. ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR

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Authors

  • Ye Lin

  • Yanping Li

  • Xuanfang Hou

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