The Effect of Proactive Personality and Locus of Control on Innovative Work Behavior: the Mediating Role of Work Engagement

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https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5821836

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Proactive Personality, Locus of Control, Innovative Work Behavior, Work Engagement, Food and Beverage Employees

Abstract

The aim of the study is to test the mediating role of work engagement on the effects of proactive personality and locus of control characteristics on innovative work behaviors of the employees. A field study was conducted, and the research data were collected using the questionnaire technique for an empirical analysis of the structural equation modeling created for this purpose. The research population has consisted of employees working in food and beverage departments of hotel businesses, where complex and complicated activities are carried out, therefore a high amount of qualified workforce is needed. According to the results obtained in the results of the survey applied to the employees who provide services in the food and beverage department of the hotels located in Antalya province, which is one of the most important tourist destinations in Turkey. Employees' proactive personality characteristics and their level of commitment positively affect their tendency to show innovative entrepreneurial behavior; proactive personality and internal locus of control had a positive and significant effect on work engagement; however, the mediating effect of external locus of control on innovative entrepreneurial behavior was not detected as significant.

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Author Biographies

Mehmet Tekeli, Doctor and independent researcher.

Ph.D of Tourism Management (Nevşehir Hacı Bektaş Veli University, 2021). Master in Tourism Management (Nevşehir Hacı Bektaş Veli University, 2016). Bachelor’s Degree in Tourism Management (Nevşehir Hacı Bektaş Veli University, 2014). Doctor and independent researcher. CV: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6069-4740 [ tekelimehmet@hotmail.com ]

Aziz Gökhan Özkoç, Associate Professor at Sakarya Applied Sciences University.

**Ph.D of Management and Organization (Sakarya University, 2009). Master in Tourism Management (Sakarya University, 2006). Bachelor’s Degree in Tourism and Hotel Management (Erciyes University, 2003). Associate Professor at Sakarya Applied Sciences University. CV: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8420-8228  [ azizozkoc@subu.edu.tr ]

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Published

2022-01-01

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Tekeli, M., & Özkoç, A. G. (2022). The Effect of Proactive Personality and Locus of Control on Innovative Work Behavior: the Mediating Role of Work Engagement. Anais Brasileiros De Estudos Turísticos, 12(1), 1–12. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5821836