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This study examines the link between proactive personality and creative behavior by focusing on employee thriving at work as a mediator. Data from 438 employees and their supervisors were collected and examined by conducting structural equation modeling. This analysis revealed that employee thriving at work fully mediates the relationship between proactive personality and creative behavior. Additionally, the results showed that the perceived presence of high-involvement human resources (HR) practices in the organization enhances the tendency of proactive individuals to thrive at work. The paper concludes with a discussion of the implications for theory and practice as well as on directions for future research.

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Alikaj, A., Ning, W. and Wu, B. (2020) "Proactive Personality and Creative Behavior: Thriving at Work as a Mediator and the Perceived Presence of High-Involvement HR Practices as a Moderator." Journal of Business and Psychology. DOI:



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