Self-love's lost labor: Narcissism exacerbates incivility's effects on engagement and performance

Yuanyi Chen, D. Lance Ferris, Ho Kwong Kwan

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Abstract

We examine for whom, and why, workplace incivility relates to employee task performance. In so doing, we provide a novel motivational framework to account for the effects of incivility on task performance, and tests a previously unexamined moderating mechanism. In particular, we predict that work engagement will mediate the effects of incivility on task performance, but that this mediated effect only occurs when the target of incivility is highly narcissistic. Using multi-wave, multi-source data collected over 6 months in China, our results provide full support for our hypotheses, addressing untested theoretical predictions and providing new theoretical directions for incivility research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2011
Event71st Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management - West Meets East: Enlightening, Balancing, Transcending, AOM 2011 - San Antonio, TX, United States
Duration: Aug 12 2011Aug 16 2011

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Other71st Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management - West Meets East: Enlightening, Balancing, Transcending, AOM 2011
CountryUnited States
CitySan Antonio, TX
Period8/12/118/16/11

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Management Information Systems
  • Management of Technology and Innovation
  • Industrial relations

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