Justice, cynicism, and whining

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Justice, cynicism, and whining


Author: Cheng, Huidian
Title: Justice, cynicism, and whining
Degree: D.B.A.
Year: 2015
Subject: Organizational justice.
Organizational behavior.
Hong Kong Polytechnic University -- Dissertations
Department: Faculty of Business
Pages: iv, 101 pages : illustrations
Language: English
OneSearch: https://www.lib.polyu.edu.hk/bib/b2890575
URI: http://theses.lib.polyu.edu.hk/handle/200/8462
Abstract: In this study, I theorize and examine the antecedents and consequences of anti-organizational whining from employees. The anti-organizational whining from employees is defined as the expression of negative opinions, complaints and criticism towards work-related issues that may have detrimental effects on the functioning of an organization. I have collected a data set of 222 samples of supervisor-subordinate dyads from a logistics company with global networks in China, and used mixed model regression to test the hypotheses. The results show that organizational justice is the antecedent of the anti-organizational whining from employees. It is found that the link between perceived organizational justice and whining is mediated by organizational cynicism (a cognitive process) and perceived organizational support (POS; a social exchange process). It is also found that anti-organizational whining is positively related to counterproductive work behavior (CWB) and does not have a direct relationship with organizational citizenship behavior (OCB) and task performance. Furthermore, it is found that traditionality and perceived mobility do not have moderating effects on the relationship between anti-organizational whining and work-related outcomes, such as CWB, OCB, and task performance.

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