When proactivity meets interdependence: social context as a predictor and boundary

Zijun Cai

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Abstract

This thesis focuses on the dynamic relationship between social context and proactivity, i.e., the self-initiated behaviour to bring about future-focused changes. Chapter 1 is a general introduction. Chapter 2 presents a comprehensive review of how social context affects proactivity through multilevel paths. Chapter 3 shows that individuals are likely to help and socially undermine the proactive coworker, due to social comparison and personal identification. Chapter 4 reveals that team proactive personality, as a social context factor, conditions the relationship between individual proactive personality and work performance. Thus, this thesis shows that social context affects, responds to, and conditions proactivity.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Thesis sponsors
Award date1 Feb 2019
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2018

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