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Title: Understanding Influences on Proactive Work Behaviour in a Fire Service Context
Authors: Green, Steven Mark
Award date: 2011
Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to explore the role of psychological capital, leader-member exchange relationships and the proactivity of line managers to better understand how these contribute to proactive behaviour and organisational citizenship behaviours amongst employees. Using a sample of U.K. fire service employees (N = 161), self-report measures show that employees with high levels of PsyCap were more likely to engage in both proactive behaviour and organisational citizenship behaviour focused on the organisation. Additionally, the results demonstrate that the leader-member exchange relationship amongst operational managers and their subordinates is related to engagement in proactive behaviour as well. Whilst line manager proactivity does not relate to employee proactivity, it does prove to be one of the predictors of the organisational citizenship behaviour directed towards the organisation displayed by operational staff. This paper therefore adds to current research on proactive work behaviour and demonstrates that all three factors have a role to play in understanding proactivity at work and its related organisational outcomes.
Type: Dissertation
Level: Masters
Qualification: MSc
Rights: Copyright © the author, 2011
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