Proactive yet refelctive? Materializing proactive personality into creative performance

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Abstract

Drawing on the agentic perspective of social cognitive theory and self- regulation model, this research examines how proactive personality relates to employee creative performance through task-related self-reflective processes and positive affective reactions. The authors define task-related self-reflection as the self-reflective processes about oneself and one’s performance at work and the causes behind, which can be differentiated into two types: self- reflection on successes and self-reflection on failures. Based on a multi-wave, multi-source field study, our findings show that proactive employees engage in both self-reflection on successes and self-reflection on failures; self- reflection on successes breeds joviality whereas self-reflection on failures arouses attentiveness; joviality and attentiveness–both of which are positive affective states–give rise to high creativity. In addition, proactive personality has a positive relationship with creativity via the serial mediating effects of self-reflection on successes and joviality and via the serial mediating effects of self-reflection on failures and attentiveness, respectively. Furthermore, we also bring in leader-member exchange (LMX) and identify it as an important boundary condition for these two serial mediating pathways. Implications for theory and practice are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAcademy of Management Annual Meeting Proceedings 2017
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 23 Oct 2019
EventThe 77th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management: At the Interface - United States, Atlanta, United States
Duration: 4 Aug 20178 Aug 2017
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Publication series

NameAcademy of Management Annual Meeting Proceedings
Number1
Volume2017
ISSN (Print)0065-0668

Conference

ConferenceThe 77th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management
Abbreviated titleAOM 2017
CountryUnited States
CityAtlanta
Period4/08/178/08/17
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Personnel
Creative performance
Proactive personality
Self-reflection
Boundary conditions
Serials
Creativity
Mediating effect
Employees
Social cognitive theory
Field study
Affective reactions
Self-regulation
Leader-member exchange
Pathway

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LI, F., CHEN, T., & CHEN, Y. (2019). Proactive yet refelctive? Materializing proactive personality into creative performance. In Academy of Management Annual Meeting Proceedings 2017 (Academy of Management Annual Meeting Proceedings; Vol. 2017, No. 1). https://doi.org/10.5465/AMBPP.2017.110
LI, Fuli ; CHEN, Tingting ; CHEN, Yifeng. / Proactive yet refelctive? Materializing proactive personality into creative performance. Academy of Management Annual Meeting Proceedings 2017. 2019. (Academy of Management Annual Meeting Proceedings; 1).
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