Too Much Proactivity

8 Pages Posted: 27 Aug 2018

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Lawrence White

Oklahoma State University - Stillwater

Date Written: August 24, 2018


Bateman and Crant (1993) developed the proactive personality and defined the construct as a measure of an individual’s nature to take it upon themselves to implement change to affect their current situation. Although the proactivity personality construct is nearly 25 years old, to my knowledge, no research has investigated the effects of proactivity personality between coworkers. I posit that when two coworkers that are high in proactivity personality, satisfaction with one coworker will be low.

Keywords: change, management, personality, job satisfaction

Suggested Citation

White, Lawrence, Too Much Proactivity (August 24, 2018). 2018 Engaged Management Scholarship Conference: Philadelphia, PA, Available at SSRN: or

Lawrence White (Contact Author)

Oklahoma State University - Stillwater ( email )

Stillwater, OK 74078-0555
United States

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