Link between Work-Related Prosocial Orientation and Professional Capability of Employees: A Preliminary Exploratory Investigation


The paper explores the link between work-related prosocial orientation of organizations and professional capabilities of employees suggesting that the prosocial orientation impacts the level of professional capability and proactive engagement.

The article applies three main methods: literature studies, in-depth questionnaire surveys and multi-person method of assessment. The applied sub-measures for both leading constructs were formed and collinearity was tested using linear correlation coefficient.

In prosocial environments psychological predispositions as essential aspects of personality and determinants of human behaviour, activate and stimulate professional activity. The implementation of a prosocial orientation leads to significant growth in professional capability and can influence employees’ entrepreneurial behaviour.

An important aspect of employee proactive behaviour is building an internal policy based on prosocial mechanisms. Effective stimulation of prosocial and proactive attitudes and actions requires the creation of an environment where activities are realized alongside social values and with respect for individual personal determinants of activity.

Considerations and findings presented in the paper contribute to the area of determinants of effective and lasting proactive employee development. The use of the multi-person method can be considered valuable in behavioural research in entrepreneurship.


work-related prosocial orientation; professional capability; proactive employee development

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Published : 2015-05-05

Adamska-Chudzińska, M. (2015). Link between Work-Related Prosocial Orientation and Professional Capability of Employees: A Preliminary Exploratory Investigation. Entrepreneurial Business and Economics Review, 3(1), 107-118.

Małgorzata Adamska-Chudzińska
Cracow University of Economics  Poland

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