Envy as Pain: Rethinking the Nature of Envy and its Implications for Employees and Organizations
Although envy has been characterized by resentment, hostility, and ill will, researchers have begun to investigate envy's benign manifestations. We contend that the substance of envy has been confounded with its consequences. We conceptualize envy as pain at another's good fortune. This reconceptualization allows envy to result in both positive and negative consequences. We then examine how envy affects interpersonal behaviors and job performance, contingent on core self-evaluation, referent cognitions, and perceived organizational support.
Emotions, Organizational Behavior, Social Psychology
Organizational Behavior and Theory | Social Psychology
Organisational Behaviour and Human Resources
Academy of Management Review
Academy of Management
TAI, Kenneth; Narayanan, Jayanth; and McAllister, Daniel J..
Envy as Pain: Rethinking the Nature of Envy and its Implications for Employees and Organizations. (2012). Academy of Management Review. 37, (1), 107-129. Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business.
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