Job control and job stressors as predictors of proactive work behavior: Is role breadth self-efficacy the link?

Sonnentag, Sabine ; Spychala, Anne

Document Type: Article
Year of publication: 2012
The title of a journal, publication series: Human Performance
Volume: 25
Issue number: 5
Page range: 412-431
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: Previous research showed that job stressors are positively related to proactive work behavior. This study examines if these relations can be generalized to supervisor-rated proactive behavior and if relations of job stressors (time pressure, situational constraints) and job control with proactive behavior can be explained by role breadth self-efficacy as an underlying mechanism. We used supervisor ratings of proactive behavior (personal initiative, taking charge) from 140 employees working in small and medium-sized companies. Multilevel path analyses supported a partial mediation model. Job control and time pressure were positively related to role breadth self-efficacy, and role breadth self-efficacy was positively related to proactive behavior. Job control had also a direct relation with proactive behavior. The relation between situational constraints and proactive behavior was not significant.

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