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Proactivity, Creativity, and Informal Learning


Individual proactive behavior and creativity are important for organizational performance and innovation. In our research, we try to identify predictors of proactive and creative behavior. In particular, we focus on affective states and leadership behavior.


Core Projects


Core Publications

Fritz, C. & Sonnentag, S. (2009). Antecedents of day-level proactive behavior: A look at job stressors and positive affect during the workday. Journal of Management, 35, 95-111.

Sonnentag, S. (2003). Recovery, work engagement, and proactive behavior: A new look at the interface between work and non-work. Journal of Applied Psychology, 88, 518-528.


Dissertation Projects