The Effect of Self-efficacy and Goal Orientation toward Accountant's Work Performance

Johanes Johanes


This study aims to provide empirical research related to explain the indicator of personality traits that consisted of self-efficacy and goal orientation toward accountant’s work performance and accountant’s outcome. This research study discuss about self-efficacy and goal orientation toward accountant’s work performance, using variables: self-efficacy, goal orientation, and work performance. This study focuses on accountants that work in Pontianak area at public accountant office or private business company. Data used are primary data that collected by survey questionnaires. Data are taken by using criteria (Convenience Sampling method). Data are analyzed by using multiple linear regression analysis and hypothesis test that consisted of Coefficient of Determinants (R2), F-Test and T-Test (Partial) to find the relation of self-efficacy, goal orientation toward accountant’s work performance.

The research’s result show self-efficacy has positive and strong relation to accountant’s work performance, where individuals who are high in self-efficacy will produce a better job outcome and they tend to be more confidence in doing the tasks. Meanwhile for goal orientation that divided into three items which are, learning goal orientation, performance-approach goal orientation, performance-avoidance goal orientation have no relationship with accountant’s work performance. This condition might be caused by the low understanding of accountant to implement and conduct this kind of personality trait in their work place.


Keywords: self-efficacy, goal orientation, work performance

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