Organizational retaliation behaviors due to feelings of perceived injustice are prevalent and costly. Individuals who engage in organizational retaliation behaviors tend to be driven by negative emotions. However, positive mood has been overlooked as a tool to counteract negative emotions associated with perceived injustice, which could decrease retaliatory behaviors. Therefore, the present study examined how positive mood inductions could be used to attenuate organizational retaliation behavior using a 2 (injustice vs. justice) x 3 (no mood induction, cookies, video clip) design. Participants read a work scenario and in some cases presented with cookies, or watched a funny video clip prior to rating their tendency toward retaliating. Overall, individuals in the injustice condition were found to retaliate more than individuals in the justice condition. Although mood did not moderate the relationship between injustice and organizational retaliation behavior, mood was found to moderate the relationship between the justice condition and level of perceived justice.
|Advisor:||Warren, Christopher R.|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 51/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Experimental psychology, Occupational psychology, Organizational behavior|
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