An integrative approach to understanding counterproductive work behavior:The roles of stressors, negative emotions, and moral disengagement

Fida, Roberta, Paciello, Marinella, Tramontano, Carlo, Fontaine, Reid Griffith, Barbaranelli, Claudio and Farnese, Maria Luisa (2015) An integrative approach to understanding counterproductive work behavior:The roles of stressors, negative emotions, and moral disengagement. Journal of Business Ethics, 130 (1). pp. 131-144. ISSN 0167-4544

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    Abstract

    Several scholars have highlighted the importance of examining moral disengagement (MD) in understanding aggression and deviant conduct across different contexts. The present study investigates the role of MD as a specific social-cognitive construct that, in the organizational context, may intervene in the process leading from stressors to counterproductive work behavior (CWB). Assuming the theoretical framework of the stressor-emotion model of CWB, we hypothesized that MD mediates, at least partially, the relation between negative emotions in reaction to perceived stressors and CWB by promoting or justifying aggressive responses to frustrating situations or events. In a sample of 1,147 Italian workers, we tested a structural equations model. The results support our hypothesis: the more workers experienced negative emotions in response to stressors, the more they morally disengaged and, in turn, enacted CWB

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: moral disengagement ,counterproductive work behavior ,job stressor ,negative emotions ,aggression
    Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > Norwich Business School
    Depositing User: Pure Connector
    Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2015 16:00
    Last Modified: 25 Jul 2018 11:04
    URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/55065
    DOI: 10.1007/s10551-014-2209-5

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