Set your mind on it: The mediating role of mindset in the relationship between a learning-from-error climate and work-related flow

Marjolein C.J. Caniëls*, Katarzyna M. Adamska, Lise A. van Oortmerssen, Marcel F. van Assen

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Abstract

This study aims to investigate whether and how a learning-from-error climate is associated with work-related flow experiences by employees. Drawing on the tenets of Job Demands-Resources theory, we propose that this relationship is mediated by a work-related growth mindset. The study tests a mediation model by conducting structural equations modelling. Data were gathered in two waves from 159 employees within a Dutch financial organization. Results demonstrate that work-related mindset significantly mediates the relationship between a learning-from-error climate and work-related flow. In this study, we address the call for studies that empirically assess the influence of organizational climate on work-related flow in a multiwave study design. Specifically, we highlight the relevance of understanding how individual dispositions can shape the effects of a learning-from-error climate on work-related flow.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages10
JournalCurrent Psychology
Early online date16 Mar 2021
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 16 Mar 2021

Keywords

  • Organizational learning
  • Work-related mindset
  • Work-related flow

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