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In hoeverre is een proactieve houding van de HR medewerker van invloed op het uitvoeren van de strategische HR rol? : will a proactive attitude of the HR staff member influence the outcome of the strategic role?

Stegge, A.E.M. (2009) In hoeverre is een proactieve houding van de HR medewerker van invloed op het uitvoeren van de strategische HR rol? : will a proactive attitude of the HR staff member influence the outcome of the strategic role?

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Abstract:This study shows to what extent a proactive attitude of the HR staff member has influence on taking the strategic HR role. If HR takes the strategic HR role, the HR staff member participates in a process of formulating the strategy of the organization. The HR staff member develops HR practices which are in line with the strategy of the organization. Proactivity, level of education, functional background of the HR staff member, proactivity of colleagues and management support are factors that influence the occurrence of HR taking the strategic HR role. This study is conducted at the HR department of a large University in the Netherlands. Thirty-three staff members completed an online questionnaire which contained items on the HR roles, proactivity, level of education, functional background and management support. The results of this study show that a proactive attitude is positive related to the role of change agent and that there is a positive relation between gender and proactivity and gender in relation to the role of change agent. Male participants score higher on proactivity and score higher on the role of change agent. Furthermore, a positive relation is found between the HR staff members who work decentral and the role of change agent and proactivity. The HR staff members who work decentral score higher on de role of change agent and proactivity than the HR staff members who work central. In contrast of the hypotheses, a relation between level of education and having a functional background of HR on taking the strategic HR role is not found. Furthermore, no moderating effects on the construct ‘management support’ are found. In the discussion section, the results are explained and recommendations for further research are discussed
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology MSc (66604)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/59597
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