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2013 (EN)
The Empowerment--‐Performance Link (EN)

Gantinas, Sarantis (EN)
Stavrakaki, Vagia (EN)

Plakogiannaki, Emmanouela (EN)
Prof. Mano, Rita (EN)
Prof. Spyropoulou, Stavroula (EN)
School of Economics, Business Administration and Legal Studies, Executive MBA (EN)

The present study aims to examine the relationship between the concept of empowerment in relation to employee performance, engagement and need for achievement in the Greek business and banking/financial sector. In specific, the main objective is to determine whether empowerment affects employee performance. The scale items on empowerment were derived from the Spreitzer (1995) 12-item scale, consisting of meaning, competence, self-determination and impact. A survey was conducted using organizations from the business and financial/banking sector in the broader area of Thessaloniki. The researchers sent the questionnaires via e-mail to various companies and banks and received 105 questionnaires. Four research hypotheses were developed and tested via a simple regression analysis. The findings of the study were the following: there is a strong and positive relationship between empowerment and employee performance, there exists a positive relationship between empowerment and engagement, a positive and strong relationship between need for achievement and empowerment and finally a positive relationship between need for achievement and engagement. Employees are found to be more engaged when they feel empowered, as well as to perform more effectively when they are under a sense of empowerment. Finally, implications, limitation along with recommendations are identified and examined. (EN)


empowerment (EN)
engagement (EN)
employee performance (EN)

Διεθνές Πανεπιστήμιο της Ελλάδος (EL)
International Hellenic University (EN)


School of Economics and Business Administration, Executive MBA programme (EN)

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