Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Big Data Economy and Digital Management, BDEDM 2024, January 12–14, 2024, Ningbo, China

Research Article

How Workplace Friendship Promotes Employee Proactive Behavior: The Mediating Role of Positive Effects

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.12-1-2024.2347284,
        author={Jianru  Chen},
        title={How Workplace Friendship Promotes Employee Proactive Behavior: The Mediating Role of Positive Effects},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Big Data Economy and Digital Management, BDEDM 2024, January 12--14, 2024, Ningbo, China},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={BDEDM},
        year={2024},
        month={6},
        keywords={workplace friendship employee proactive work behavior positive effect learning goal orientation cognitive-affective system theory},
        doi={10.4108/eai.12-1-2024.2347284}
    }
    
  • Jianru Chen
    Year: 2024
    How Workplace Friendship Promotes Employee Proactive Behavior: The Mediating Role of Positive Effects
    BDEDM
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.12-1-2024.2347284
Jianru Chen1,*
  • 1: Shanghai University
*Contact email: chenjrhere@163.com

Abstract

Based on the Cognitive-Emotional System Theory, this study explores the relationships among workplace friendship, positive effects, learning goal orientation, and employee proactive work behavior, while examining the moderating role of learning goal orientation in these relationships. Through a cross-sectional design and employing SPSS analysis software for data analysis, the research findings reveal that workplace friendship positively influences employee proactive work behavior, with positive effects serving as an intermediary mechanism. Further moderation analysis uncovers the moderating effect of learning goal orientation on the relationship between positive effects and employee proactive work behavior, indicating that a stronger learning goal orientation enhances the significance of the relationship between positive effects and employee proactive work behavior. This study provides a new theoretical perspective for a deeper understanding of the intricate connections among workplace friendship, positive effects, learning goal orientation, and employee proactive work behavior. The results not only enrich the theoretical framework concerning workplace friendship and employee behavior but also offer targeted practical recommendations for organizational managers.