Title

Organizational Supports and Organizational Deviance: The Mediating Role of Organization-Based Self-Esteem

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

2009

Abstract

Drawing upon belongingness theory, we tested organization-based self-esteem (OBSE) as a mediator of the relation between organizational supports and organizational deviance. Data from 237 employees were collected at three points in time over one year. Using structural equation modeling, we found that OBSE fully mediated the relation between organizational supports and organizational deviance. Controlling for preexisting predictors of deviance, including personality traits (agreeableness, neuroticism and conscientiousness) and role stressors (role conflict, ambiguity, and overload), did not eliminate the relation between OBSE and organizational deviance. The implications for the OBSE and deviance literatures are discussed.

Discipline

Business Administration, Management, and Operations | Human Resources Management

Research Areas

Organisational Behaviour and Human Resources

Publication

Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes

Volume

2

Issue

2

First Page

279

Last Page

286

ISSN

0749-5978

Identifier

10.1016/j.obhdp.2008.09.001

Publisher

Elsevier