The impact of mentoring quality on protégés' organization‐based self‐esteem and proactive behavior: The moderating role of traditionality

Xiangfan Wu (First Author), Ho Kwong Kwan (Participant Author), Yijing Lyu (Participant Author), Haiyan Zhai (Participant Author)

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Abstract

Based on self-consistency theory, this study examined the relationship between mentoring quality as perceived by proteges and proteges' proactive behavior. It focused on the mediating role of organization-based self-esteem (OBSE) and the moderating role of traditionality. To examine these relationships, we administrated three-wave surveys to 237 subordinate-supervisor dyads in a construction enterprise. The results of hierarchical linear modeling demonstrated that (a) mentoring quality and proactive behavior had a positive relationship; (b) OBSE mediated this relationship; and (c) traditionality strengthened both the relationship between mentoring quality and OBSE and the indirect effect of mentoring quality on proactive behavior via OBSE. Our findings have theoretical and practical implications for research on mentoring and proactive behavior.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)417-430
JournalHuman Resource Management
Volume58
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Project name

家庭支持型领导的内涵、跨层次影响机制及其影响:一项追踪研究

Project sponsor

国家自然科学基金

Project No.

71672108

Keywords

  • mentoring
  • organization-based self-esteem
  • proactive behavior
  • traditionality

Indexed by

  • FT
  • ABDC-A*
  • Scopus
  • SSCI

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