Bindl, Uta K., Parker, Sharon K., Totterdell, Peter and Hagger-Johnson, Gareth (2012) Fuel of the self-starter: how mood relates to proactive goal regulation. Journal of Applied Psychology, 97 (1). pp. 134-150. ISSN 0021-9010
The authors consider how multiple dimensions of affect relate to individual proactivity. They conceptualized proactivity within a goal-regulatory framework that encompasses 4 elements: envisioning, planning, enacting, and reflecting. In a study of call center agents (N = 225), evidence supported the distinctiveness of the 4 elements of proactive goal regulation. Findings further indicated that high-activated positive mood was positively associated with all elements of proactive goal regulation, and low-activated negative mood was positively associated with envisioning proactivity. These findings were further supported in a longitudinal investigation of career-related proactivity amongst medical students (N = 250). The role of affective experience in proactivity is more nuanced than previously assumed.
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|Library of Congress subject classification:||H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)|
|Sets:||Departments > Management|
|Date Deposited:||26 Sep 2013 14:23|
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