Category: Workplace Deviance

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Ethics in the Workplace: Anxious Employees May Cause Trouble

Employees are faced with anxiety producing events every day: securing new clients, important meetings with bosses, interacting with difficult coworkers. Yet, these events can lead to more than just uncomfortable feelings, they may also affect ethics in the workplace. Recent research shows that anxious employees may be more likely to engage in unethical behavior than employees in a relaxed state.

The Impact of Envy on High Performers in the Workplace

Employees who work harder and achieve more are highly valued by employers. But all too often these high performers’ achievements and rewards attract the envy of their peers. A new study examines the role jealousy plays in workplace victimization, as well as factors that could help organizations avoid this sort of bullying altogether.

A Bad Boss Can Ruin Your Marriage

Topic: Conflict, Stress, Work-Life Balance, Workplace Deviance Publication: Personnel Psychology Article: The Fallout from Abusive Supervision: An Examination of Subordinates and Their Partners Authors: Carson, D. S., Ferguson, M., Perrewé, P. L., & Whitten, D. Reviewed By: Katie Bachman Maybe this can be filed in the “Well, Duh” folder, but

Is Bad Behavior from an Employee the Consequence of an Unfulfilled Organizational Promise?

Topic: Counter-Productive Work Behavior, Fairness, Trust, Workplace Deviance
Publication: Journal of Business and Psychology (WINTER 2010)
Article: Psychological contracts and counterproductive work behaviors: employee responses to transactional and relational breach
Authors: J.M. Jensen, R.A. Opland, and A.M. Ryan
Reviewed By: Allison B. Siminovsky

Dealing With An Abusive Supervisor? Will Distributive Justice Help? Nope…It Will Make It Worse!!

Topics: Workplace Deviance
Publication: Journal of Applied Psychology (NOV 2010)
Article: Self-Gain or Self-Regulation Impairment? Tests of Competing Explanations of the Supervisor Abuse and Employee Deviance Relationship Through Perceptions of Distributive Justice
Authors: Stefan Thau and Marie S. Mitchell
Reviewed by: Mary Alice Crowe-Taylor

Fighting Bullies Beyond the Schoolyard: Bullying in the Workplace as a Competition for Resources

Topic: Conflict, Counterproductive Work Behavior, Work Environment, Workplace Deviance
Publication: Business Horizons 53
Article: Eating their cake and everyone else’s cake, too: Resources as the main ingredient to workplace bullying
Authors: A.R. Wheeler, J.R.B. Halbesleben, and K. Shanine
Reviewed By: Allison B. Siminovsky

It’s Easier to Deceive via e-Mail

Topic: Workplace Deviance, Ethics Publication: Journal of Applied Psychology (MAR 2010) Article: The finer points of lying online: E-mail versus pen and paper Authors: C.E. Naquin, T.R. Kurtzberg, and L.Y. Belkin Reviewed By: Benjamin Granger While lying and deception may come easily to some (certain politicians come to mind…), research suggests that generally, people find

In the Mood for an OCB

Topic: Citizenship Behaviors, Workplace Deviance Publication: Academy of Management Journal (OCT 2009) Article: A within-person approach to work behavior and performance: Concurrent and lagged citizenship-counterproductivity associations, and dynamic relationships with affect and overall job performance. Authors: R.S. Dalal, H. Lam, H.M. Weiss, E.R. Welch, C.L. Hulin Reviewed By: Katie Bachman If

Identifying the Roots of Sexual Harassment

Topic: Organizational Justice,Sexual Harassment, Workplace Deviance Publication: Journal of Applied Psychology Article: Organization justice and men’s likelihood to sexually harass: The moderating role of sexism and personality. Author: F. Krings, S. Facchin Featured by: Benjamin Granger Researchers Krings and Facchin (2009) set out to uncover the reasons why men engage in sexual harassment at work. The authors