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Title: Proactive behaviors during organizational entry in China : the moderating role of supervisors' traditionality
Other Titles: Zhongguo xin ru zhi yuan gong de qian she xing wei : shang si chuan tong xing de tiao jie zuo yong
中國新入職員工的前攝行為 : 上司傳統性的調節作用
Authors: Wang, Jie (王婕)
Department: Department of Management
Degree: Master of Philosophy
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: City University of Hong Kong
Subjects: Organizational behavior -- China.
Supervision of employees -- China.
Notes: CityU Call Number: HD58.7 .W3255 2008
ii, 92 leaves 30 cm.
Thesis (M.Phil.)--City University of Hong Kong, 2008.
Includes bibliographical references (leaves 59-68)
Type: thesis
Abstract: The present thesis identifies the dimensions of proactive behaviors in China and examines the effects of proactive behaviors on employee outcomes, with two studies. In Study 1, using a sample of 91 part-time master’s degree students, the results showed that several existing dimensions of proactive behaviors developed in the United States are generalizable to China, and that one emic construct, guanxi development, can be identified in the Chinese context. In Study 2, using a sample of 280 organizational newcomers and 92 immediate supervisors, the author found that newcomers’ proactive behaviors are positively related to task mastery and social integration. In addition, as expected, supervisors’ traditionality significantly interacted with proactive behaviors to influence newcomers’ task mastery and social integration. Specifically, the effects of proactive behaviors on the socialization outcomes become stronger when supervisors have lower (rather than higher) levels of traditionality.
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