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Coping with negative workplace gossip: The joint roles of self-monitoring and impression management tactics

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Abstract

Although researchers have examined the effects of negative workplace gossip on target employees’ work-related behavior, it remains unclear when and how personality traits play a role between negative workplace gossip and organizational citizenship behavior (OCB). Drawing upon the transactional model of stress and coping, we posit a mediated moderation model of the effects of self-monitoring and impression management tactics on the relationship between negative workplace gossip and target employees’ OCB. By collecting supervisor-subordinate dyadic time-lagged data, we demonstrated that the relationship between negative workplace gossip and OCB was weaker when employees were high self-monitors. In addition, we found that the moderating effects of selfmonitoring were mediated by the use of impression management tactics.

Citation

(2019). Coping with negative workplace gossip: The joint roles of self-monitoring and impression management tactics. Personality and Individual Differences, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2019.06.025

Acceptance Date Jun 24, 2019
Publication Date Jul 11, 2019
Journal Personality and Individual Differences
Print ISSN 0191-8869
Publisher Elsevier
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2019.06.025
Keywords Negative workplace gossip; Self-monitoring; Impression management tactics; Organizational citizenship behavior
Publisher URL https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0191886919304052?via%3Dihub

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