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Role Breadth Self-Efficacy (RBSE)

Role Breadth Self-Efficacy (RBSE) is a 10-item scale that asks respondents for their degree of confidence in carrying out different tasks. RBSE aims to capture what people feel they can do, particularly in terms of activities that require employees to be proactive.

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Geographies Tested: United Kingdom

Populations Included: Female, Male

Age Range: Adolescents, Adults

Items:

How confident would you feel...
1. Analyzing a long-term problem to find a solution.
2. Representing your work area in meetings with senior management.
3. Designing new procedures for your work area.
4. Making suggestions to management about ways to improve the working of your section.
5. Contributing to discussions about the company's strategy.
6. Writing a proposal to spend money in your work area.
7. Helping to set targetsgoals in your work area.
8. Contacting people outside the company (e.g. suppliers, customers) to discuss problems.
9. Presenting information to a group of colleagues.
10. Visiting people from other departments to suggest doing things differently.

Response Options:
5-point Likert scale
Not at all confident - 1
Very confident - 5

Scoring Procedures

Scores from the 10 items are summed to form a single scale. Higher scores indicate higher self-efficacy.

Original Citation

Parker, S. K. (1998). Enhancing role breadth self-efficacy: The roles of job enrichment and other organizational interventions. Journal of Applied Psychology, 83(6), 835-852. https://doi.org/10.1037/0021-9010.83.6.835

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