The effects of negative affectivity, hierarchical status, and self-determination on workplace victimization

Karl Aquino, Steven L. Grover, Murray Bradfield, David G. Allen

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Abstract

This study investigated the conditions under which employees are more or less likely to become targets of coworkers' aggressive actions. Results from a field survey showed people high in negative affectivity more often perceived themselves as victims, as did people who were low in the self-determination component of empowerment. In addition, hierarchical status appeared to buffer the influence of negative affectivity: Negative affectivity was not related to indirect victimization for higher-status people but was positively related to indirect victimization for lower-status people.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)260-272
Number of pages13
JournalAcademy of Management Journal
Volume42
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1999
Externally publishedYes

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