Job Satisfaction and Its Influence on Proactive Behaviour

  • Grzegorz Biesok University of Bielsko-Biala
  • Jolanta Wyród-Wróbel University of Bielsko-Biala
Keywords: job satisfaction, employee satisfaction, proactive behaviour, structural equation modelling, SEM


The purpose of this paper is to show the relation between job satisfaction and proactive behaviour. Existing studies clearly indicate the impact of proactive attitude on job satisfaction. The authors’ objective was to verify this relation, assuming reversed hypothesis. Therefore their intention was to establish to what extent job satisfaction affects proactive attitude.

Structural equation modelling (SEM) was implemented to test and verify the micromodel containing two latent variables: job satisfaction (exogenic) and proactive behaviour (endogenic). Both of them were equipped with relevant manifest variables, measured in a survey. The survey questionnaires were distributed using snowballing method and the model was tested on the sample of 292 employees.

The verification process came out positive and provided necessary data to support the assumed hypothesis. However the model fit was problematic in a sense that it requires verification of the measurement model in order to increase the internal consistency of the set of variables used.

These findings can contribute to future studies on job satisfaction. The article points out that as the active attitude is the result, rather than the factor of the job satisfaction, it can be of great importance to people managing human resources.

Author Biographies

Grzegorz Biesok, University of Bielsko-Biala
Department of Management, Assistant Professor
Jolanta Wyród-Wróbel, University of Bielsko-Biala
Department of Management, Assistant Professor


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