Motivational predictors of the efficiency of project and productive organizations



This paper investigates psychological predictors of the efficiency of project and product organizations. We used conceptual model of H. Moon and colleagues as a methodological basis. 203 employees of six organizations took part in the empirical study. Hierarchical linear regression analysis revealed prognostic models of the efficacy with non-identical complex of predictors for production (R2=0,455; p=0,0001) and project organizations (R2=0,701; p=0,0001). It was found that the characteristics of organizational level have a bigger predicting ability of efficiency of organizations, rather than individual working activity. It was found that the success of project organizations depends on the complexity and significance of the content of the personal’s activity. The complex of predictors of the efficiency of product organizations includes: organizational experience, motivational orientation towards autonomy, psychological climate. These results can be used to ameliorate the efficiency of the organizations, aiming to impact the psychological resources of the employees.

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Keywords: psychology, efficiency of organizations, motivational orientation of employees, management culture

Journal rubric: Psychology of Labor and Engineering Psychology

Article type: scientific article


For citation: Leonova A.B., Sultanova F.R. Motivational predictors of the efficiency of project and productive organizations. Eksperimental'naâ psihologiâ = Experimental Psychology (Russia), 2018. Vol. 11, no. 1, pp. 114–127. DOI: 10.17759/exppsy.2018110107. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Anna B. Leonova, Doctor of Psychology, Professor, Head of the Laboratory of Psychology of Labor, Department of Psychology, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia

Faniya R. Sultanova, Senior Lecturer, Chair of Neuro- and Pathological Psychology, Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:



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