Within-person fluctuations of proactive behavior: How affect and experienced competence regulate work behavior

Fay, Doris ; Sonnentag, Sabine

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/08959285.2011.631647
URL: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/0895928...
Document Type: Article
Year of publication: 2012
The title of a journal, publication series: Human Performance
Volume: 25
Issue number: 1
Page range: 72-93
Place of publication: Philadelphia, Pa.
Publishing house: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
ISSN: 0895-9285 , 1532-7043
Publication language: English
Institution: School of Social Sciences > Arbeits- u. Organisationspsychologie (Sonnentag 2010-)
Subject: 150 Psychology
Abstract: This article studies proactive work behavior from a within-person perspective. Building on the broaden-and-build model and the mood-as-information approach, we hypothesized that negative trait affect and positive state affect predict the relative time spent on proactive behavior. Furthermore, based on self-determination theory we argued that persons want to feel competent and that proactive behavior is one way to experience competence. In an experience-sampling study, 52 employees responded to surveys 3 times a day for 5 days. Hierarchical linear modeling confirmed the hypotheses on trait and state affect. Analyses furthermore showed that although a higher level of experienced competence at core task activities was associated with a subsequent increase in time spent on these activities, low experienced competence predicted an increase in time spent on proactive behavior.

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