This empirical research study aims to
explore the relationships between the concepts of occupational self-efficacy,
job-control and performance during this abrupt transition in work behavior during Covid-19
Pandemic. More importantly IT skills and Computer literacy levels of the
employees intervene as important moderators into this job-control performance
research model and thus offers a new empirical contribution to the literature.
The study sample consisted of 441 employees from different sectors who were working remotely
from home during the Covid-19 Pandemic.
PLS SEM is used for analyzing the results. Managers and especially human resource managers can benefit from the
results of this research. Two of our main hypotheses and thus the intended major
contributions of this work are supported.
IT skills moderates the relationship between job control and job performance. Second, occupational
self-efficacy mediates the relationship between job control and job
performance. The computer usage ability level of the
respondents produced significant differences
on the relation between job control and performance. Results indicate the
importance of developing training programs to increase the IT skills and computer usage levels of self-confident
employees for higher performance with more self-efficacy.
JEL classification numbers: M1, M19.
Keywords: IT skills, Occupational
self-efficacy, Job control, Work transition.