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›› 2007, Vol. 15 ›› Issue (2): 333-337.

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A Review of Proactive Personality

Liu Mi;Long Lirong;Zu Wei   

  1. College of Psychology, Central China Normal University, Wuhan 430079, China

    College of Management, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430074, China

  • Received:2006-02-17 Revised:1900-01-01 Online:2007-03-15 Published:2007-03-15
  • Contact: Long Lirong

Abstract: In recent years, more and more researchers and managers started to pay attention to employee’s proactive behavior. Proactive behavior could improve the organization’s efficiency and enhance the competitive power. Proactive behavior was influenced by many factors,which one is proactive personality. Proactive personality is a stable disposition toward proactive behavior. Many researches demonstrated that proactive personality was closely related to many behavioral outcomes, including job performance, career success, leadership, team performance, and entrepreneurship. The future research should discuss several questions, for example, the relationship between proactive personality and contextual performance, the relationship between proactive personality and new standard of career success

Key words: proactive, proactive behavior, proactive personality