Effect of Proactive Personality on the Upward Influence: Focusing on Mediating Effect of Political Skill

주도적 성격이 상향 영향력에 미치는 영향: 정치적 기술의 매개효과를 중심으로

  • 강경구 (제주특별자치도개발공사 정보혁신팀) ;
  • 김정훈 (제주대학교 경영학과)
  • Received : 2015.04.21
  • Accepted : 2015.06.25
  • Published : 2015.09.28


The current study empirically tests the mediating effects of political skills on the relationship between proactive personality and upward influence. In this study, we attempted to mitigate common method bias by collecting data from two sources. 275 pairs of returned questionnaires were utilized to verify the hypotheses. According to the hierarchical regression, proactive personality and 4 political skills have impact on upward influence positively. proactive personality was positively related to political skills. In addition social astuteness, interpersonal influence and apparent sincerity mediate relationship between proactive personality and upward influence. but networking ability does not have mediating effect. Based on these results, implications and limitations of this study arediscussed and future research direction are suggested.


Proactive Personality;Upward Influence;Political Skill


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