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Author: Vivian Ortiz

Undergraduate Research Assistant, University of San Francisco
Ethical Culture: Its Importance in the Well-Being of Managers

Ethical Culture: Its Importance in the Well-Being of Managers

Who conducted the study? This study was conducted by Mari Huhtala from the University of Tampere, Muel Kaptein from Erasmus University, and Taru Feldt from the University of Jyväskylä. What did they find? It was found that ethical virtues as culture dimensions turned out to be relatively stable over time, as the majority of the managers exhibited stable patterns of ethical culture. Having a moderate level of ethical culture was the largest pattern, which included 43% of the managers. Managers…

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Tie Loss and Tie Gain

Tie Loss and Tie Gain

Who conducted the study? Claudia D. Jonczyk, Yonghoon G. Lee, and Charles D. Galunic. What did they find? Results showed that professionals who have accumulated more job experience are less likely to shed contacts. Also, those who had gained more contacts during their transition were also less likely to lose contacts. It seems that, rather than crowding out existing contacts, professionals try to add more people in their network during role transition. It was revealed that contacts who are partners…

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Relaxing Moral Reasoning to Win: How Organizational Identification Relates to Unethical Pro-Organizational Behavior

Relaxing Moral Reasoning to Win: How Organizational Identification Relates to Unethical Pro-Organizational Behavior

Who conducted the study? Mo Chen from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and Chao C. Chen and Oliver J. Sheldon from Rutgers University, conducted the study. What did they find? Three hypotheses were tested: Hypothesis 1: Organizational identification is positively related to Unethical Pro-organizational Behavior (UPB). Hypothesis 2: Moral disengagement mediates the positive relationship between organizational identification and UPB. Hypothesis 3: The indirect positive relationship between organizational identification and UPB through moral disengagement is stronger when interorganization competition is more intense….

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Looking back and falling further behind: The moderating role of rumination on the relationship between organizational politics and employee attitudes, well-being, and performance

Looking back and falling further behind: The moderating role of rumination on the relationship between organizational politics and employee attitudes, well-being, and performance

Who conducted the study? Christopher C. Rosen, from the University of Arkansas, and Wayne A. Hochwarter, from Florida State University, conducted the study. What did they find?  Three samples demonstrated that politics perceptions negatively affected work outcomes of high ruminators, but demonstrated little influence on those who engage in less rumination. Sample 1 For sample 1, Rosen & Hochwarter (2014) found that politics perceptions were negatively associated with job satisfaction and work effort and positively associated with job tension and…

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The Bad Boss: Power, Incompetence, and Aggression

The Bad Boss: Power, Incompetence, and Aggression

Who conducted the study? This study was conducted by Nathanael J. Fast (Department of Management and Organization at the University of Southern California) and Serena Chen (Department of Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley). What did they find? Four studies demonstrated that power holders become aggressive when they sense a lack of self-perceived competence. They found that aggression seems to be driven by an internal state of ego defensiveness. Study 1 They found that high self-perceived incompetence was associated…

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