A review of past research on workplace harassment and counterproductive work behaviors (CWBs) revealed that many of the studies examine these phenomenon as isolated incidences that are independent from one another. To bridge the gap in the harassment-CWB literature, this study investigated the event-based association between workplace harassment and CWBs while accounting for the mediating effects of negative emotion. The diary method was employed in this study to overcome the methodological limitations that are characteristic of traditional survey research.
The results from the 2-week study period revealed that generalized workplace harassment (GWH) and sexual harassment (SH) were not associated with CWBs. The test of mediation failed to demonstrate that negative emotions played a role in influencing the relationship between workplace harassment and CWB. However, increased reports of GWH were found to significantly predict CWBs, and participants with higher levels of negative emotion were more likely to engage in CWBs.
|Advisor:||Warren, Christopher R.|
|Commitee:||Thoman, Dustin B., Whitney, David J.|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 51/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Behavioral psychology, Occupational psychology|
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