Interpersonal Injustice and Workplace Deviance: The Role of Esteem Threat

Lance Ferris, Jeffrey R. Spence, Douglas J. Brown, Daniel Heller

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Abstract

The authors integrated predictions from the group value model of justice with an esteem threat framework of deviance to examine the within-person relation between interpersonal justice and workplace deviance. Using a moderated-mediation approach, they predicted that daily interpersonal injustice would lower daily self-esteem; daily self-esteem would in turn mediate the effect of daily interpersonal injustice and interact with trait self-esteem in predicting daily workplace deviance. Using 1,088 daily diary recordings from 100 employees from various industries, the results generally support the hypothesized model linking daily interpersonal justice and daily workplace deviance, even when the effects of previously established mediators (i.e., affect and job satisfaction) were controlled for. Theoretical and practical implications of the findings are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1788-1811
Number of pages24
JournalJournal of Management
Volume38
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2012

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  • Finance
  • Strategy and Management

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Ferris, Lance ; Spence, Jeffrey R. ; Brown, Douglas J. ; Heller, Daniel. / Interpersonal Injustice and Workplace Deviance : The Role of Esteem Threat. In: Journal of Management. 2012 ; Vol. 38, No. 6. pp. 1788-1811.
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In: Journal of Management, Vol. 38, No. 6, 01.11.2012, p. 1788-1811.

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