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Workplace retaliation in groups: The impact of narcissism and referent status
by Herrera, Ariel Alexander, M.A., California State University, Long Beach, 2014, 81; 1527556
Abstract (Summary)

This study examined the propensity to engage in Organizational Retaliation Behaviors (ORBs) when perceiving organizational injustices in a group context. Situational scenarios were developed that incorporated distributive, procedural, and interactional justice and were administered to 211 individuals, along with a measure of the propensity to engage in ORBs directed towards group members and group leaders distinctly. Moreover, an individual's degree of narcissism was also assessed to explore its relationship to one's propensity to engage in ORBs. Analysis of Variance revealed a strong relationship between the condition exemplifying injustice and ORBs, in addition to a higher tendency of expressing ORBs towards group members when compared to group leaders. Furthermore, narcissism did not significantly impact the degree to which individuals expressed their propensity to engage in ORBs.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Warren, Christopher R.
Commitee: Pedersen, William, Whitney, David J.
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Psychology
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 52/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Social psychology, Occupational psychology, Personality psychology, Organizational behavior
Publication Number: 1527556
ISBN: 978-1-303-79595-4
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