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Emotion and Proactivity at Work

Prospects and Dialogues

Edited by Kelly Z. Peng and Chia-Huei Wu

Published

16 Apr 2021

Page count

224 pages

ISBN

978-1529208306

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

16 Apr 2021

Page count

224 pages

ISBN

978-1529212631

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

1 Apr 2021

Page count

224 pages

ISBN

978-1529212655

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press
Emotion and Proactivity at Work

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It is well-known that there are cold, or cognitive-motivational, processes as well as hot, or affect-motivational, processes that shape individuals’ behaviours. To date, employee proactivity research has mainly focused on the ‘cold’ side. But emotion has been proposed to ‘energize’ employees’ proactivity, especially in interdependent and uncertain work environments.

In this pioneering work, expert scholars offer new thinking on the emotional process of proactivity by examining how emotion can drive employees’ proactivity in the workplace and how, in turn, that proactivity can shape one’s emotional experiences.

Kelly Z. Peng is Associate Professor in the Department of Business Administration at Hong Kong Shue Yan University. An organizational psychologist, her work focuses on emotions in the workplace.

Chia-Huei Wu is Professor in Organizational Psychology at the University of Leeds in the UK. His research in organisational behaviour focuses on proactive behaviour, personality development, work design and employees' subjective well-being.

Introduction: Emotion and proactivity at work: Where are we now? - Kelly Z. Peng and Chia-Huei Wu

Part 1

Chapter 1. Feeling energized to become proactive: A systematic literature review of the Affect-Proactivity Link - Kelly Z. Peng, Wanlu Li and Uta Bindls

Chapter 2. Clarifying the conceptualization of the Energized-to pathway of proactivity - R. David Lebel and Daniya Kamran-Morley

Part 2

Chapter 3. A multilevel model of emotions and proactive behavior - Neal M. Ashkanasy

Chapter 4. Affective events and proactivity - Sandra Ohly and Laura Venz

Chapter 5. Exploring cross-domain relations between emotional energy and proactivity - Kan Ouyang

Chapter 6. Job insecurity, discrete emotions, and discretionary behaviors at work - Emily Guohua Huang, Bingjie Yu and Cynthia Lee

Chapter 7. Other-praising emotions and employee proactivity - Chia-huei Wu and Chenwei Li

Chapter 8. Leader's anger and employee upward voice - Wu Liu, Fenghao Wang and Zhenyu Liao

Chapter 9. Affect and proactivity in teams - Hector P. Madrid and Malcolm Patterso;

Chapter 10. The dual pathway model of group affective tone on team creativity: The role of team task complexity and supportive context - Nai-Wen Chi

Part 3

Chapter 11. Proactivity and well-beings: Initiating changes to fuel life energy - Shunhong Ji, Zhijun Chen, and Francesco Cangiano

Chapter 12. Affective consequences of proactivity - Hannes Zacher

Conclusions and Future directions - Chia-Huei Wu and Kelly Z. Peng