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Emotion and Proactivity at Work

Prospects and Dialogues

Edited by Kelly Z. Peng and Chia-Huei Wu

Published

Apr 16, 2021

Page count

348 pages

ISBN

978-1529208306

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

Apr 16, 2021

Page count

348 pages

ISBN

978-1529212655

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press
Emotion and Proactivity at Work

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Individuals’ behaviours at work are known to be shaped by cold, or cognitive-motivational, processes as well as hot, or affect-motivational, processes. 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 process by examining how emotion can drive employees’ proactivity in the workplace and how, in turn, that proactivity can shape one’s emotional experiences.

"This text represents a bounty of expertise, perspectives, and cutting-edge developments surrounding proactivity and emotion. It establishes the questions and answers which will lead the field for years to come." Thomas Rhys Evans, Coventry University

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.

Foreword by Sharon K. Parker

Emotion and Proactivity at Work: Where Are We Now? ~ Kelly Z. Peng and Chia- Huei Wu

PART I: Emotion and Proactivity – Why and How It Matters

Feeling Energized to Become Proactive: A Systematic Literature Review of the Affect– Proactivity Link ~ Kelly Z. Peng, Wanlu Li, and Uta K. Bindl

Igniting Initiative: Clarifying the Conceptualization of the Energized- to Pathway of Proactivity ~ R. David Lebel and Daniya Kamran- Morley

PART I I: The Role of Emotion in Shaping Proactivity in Different Contexts

A Multilevel Model of Emotions and Proactive Behaviour ~ Neal M. Ashkanasy

Aff ective Events and Proactivity ~ Sandra Ohly and Laura Venz

Exploring Cross- Domain Relations between Emotional Energy and Proactivity ~ Kan Ouyang

Job Insecurity and Discretionary Behaviours at Work: A Discrete Emotions Perspective ~ Emily Guohua Huang, Bingjie Yu, and Cynthia Lee

Other-Praising Emotions and Employee Proactivity ~ Chia- Huei Wu and Chenwei Li

Leader’s Anger and Employee Upward Voice ~ Wu Liu, Fenghao Wang, and Zhenyu Liao

Aff ectand Proactivity in Teams ~ Hector P. Madrid and Malcolm Patterson

The Dual Pathway Model of Group Aff ective Tone on Team Creativity: The Role of Team Task Complexity and Supportive Context ~ Nai- Wen Chi

PART III: The Emotional Consequences of Proactivity

Proactivity and Well- Being: Initiating Changes to Fuel Life Energy ~ Shunhong Ji, Zhijun Chen, and Francesco Cangiano

Affective Consequences of Proactivity ~ Hannes Zacher

Conclusions and Future Directions ~ Chia-Huei Wu and Kelly Z. Peng