Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

From injustice to retaliation: The mediating role of identity threat
by Galleta, John Andrew F., M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2014, 106; 1526911
Abstract (Summary)

Employees' retaliatory behaviors in relation to perceptions of injustice have recently become a subject of interest. Findings have established that perceptions of injustice increase ones' propensity to engage in retaliation. The present study extends prior work by examining identity threat as a mediator and organizational retaliatory behaviors (ORBs) towards three distinct targets (i.e., organization, leader, and work group members). In contrast to previous studies, data are to be analyzed using Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) as it allows greater insight and can determine whether retaliation is greater for certain targets over others. Responses collected from 220 individuals are used. Results from the present study may demonstrate that certain parties in an organization (i.e., group members) have a higher likelihood of being targets of retaliatory behaviors in comparison to others (i.e., the organization and group leader). Moreover, insight into the underlying mechanisms driving retaliation after experiencing injustice may be afforded.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Warren, Christopher R.
Commitee: Thoman, Dustin B., Whitney, David J.
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Psychology
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 53/06M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Occupational psychology, Organizational behavior
Keywords: Organizational retaliatory behaviors
Publication Number: 1526911
ISBN: 978-1-321-27711-1
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