The interplay between perceived support and proactive personality: Effects on self-verification perceptions and emotions

Jie Wang, Tae-Yeol Kim, Amanuel Tekleab, Brad Gilbreath

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Abstract

The extent to which individuals feel that they are known and understood by others (i.e., self-verification perceptions) is related to a number of important employee outcomes. However, we know little about what contextual and personal factors are associated with self-verification perceptions, and if such perceptions are related to employees’ discrete emotions. Time-lagged data collected from 163 employees revealed that perceived organizational and supervisor support were positively associated with self-verification perceptions, which were in turn related to more positive and less negative emotions. We also found that having high proactive personality significantly enhanced the relationship between perceived organizational support and self-verification perceptions but reduced the relationship between perceived supervisor support and self-verification perceptions. The results provide evidence of the importance of supportive work environments and proactive individual traits to help employees feel known and understood.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-25
Number of pages25
JournalInternational Journal of Human Resource Management
DOIs
Publication statusPublished Online - 4 Jul 2022

Keywords

  • self-verification
  • perceptions
  • perceived organizat ional support
  • perceived supervisor support
  • proactive personality
  • discrete emotions

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