How Do I Stay Proactive? Examining the Effect of Proactive Behavior and Breaks on Fatigue

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Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 7 Dec 2016

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Title30th annual Australian New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM) Conference
LocationQueensland University of Technology
PlaceAustralia
CityBrisbane
Period6 - 9 December 2016

Abstract

Through three laboratory experiments involving a total of 224 participants, we found that participants who had been continuously performing proactive behavior experienced resource depletion and in turn higher fatigue. Accordingly, fatigued individuals engaged in lower levels of proactive behavior afterwards. Further, the association between proactive behavior and fatigue was buffered when individuals took a break after accomplishing such behavior, whereas the association was exacerbated when not taking a break. Our findings suggest that continually engaging in proactive behavior consumes self-regulatory resource, which in turn leads to greater fatigue and lower subsequent proactivity. However, this detrimental effect could be overcome if an appropriate intervention, such as a short break, is applied.

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How Do I Stay Proactive? Examining the Effect of Proactive Behavior and Breaks on Fatigue. / Kan, Ouyang,; Wing, Lam,; Bonnie Hayden, Cheng, ; Ziguang, Chen,.

2016. Paper presented at 30th annual Australian New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM) Conference, Brisbane, Australia.

Research output: Conference Papers (RGC: 31A, 31B, 32, 33)32_Refereed conference paper (no ISBN/ISSN)