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The role of attachment styles in shaping proactive behaviour: an intra-individual analysis

Wu, Chia-Huei and Parker, Sharon K. (2012) The role of attachment styles in shaping proactive behaviour: an intra-individual analysis. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 97 (2). pp. 331-342. ISSN 0963-1798

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Identification Number: 10.1111/j.2044-8325.2011.02048.x


Focusing on the intra-individual variation of proactive behaviour, the authors propose that curiosity, core self-evaluations (CSE), and future orientation are states that influence proactive behaviour at a given time at the within-individual level, and these within-individual associations are moderated by attachment styles at the between-individual level. For a sample of Taiwanese students (N= 58), the results showed that monthly curiosity, CSE, and future orientation positively predicted monthly proactive behaviour, but these within-individual associations were different depending on an individual's relationship anxiety in attachment. People high in relationship anxiety tend to behave proactively to approach future goals at a given time, but cannot rely on their self-evaluations to foster the proactive action at the same time, revealing an ambivalent attitude towards proactive behaviour.

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Additional Information: © 2012 The British Psychological Society
Divisions: Management
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Date Deposited: 06 Sep 2013 09:20
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 01:31

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