Title

Effects of Interpersonal Trust on Employee Avoidance and Approach Self-regulation

Publication Type

Conference Proceeding Article

Publication Date

8-2009

Abstract

We maintain that two forms of interpersonal trust predict different work behaviors because they tap different psychological systems of self-regulation. We contend also that the two trust forms interact as a function of the ambivalence they jointly produce. Our model was confirmed in a large sample of engineers employed by a Fortune 500 company. Our study extends prior research that presumes an employee integrates all the positive and negative information possessed about another into a single summary trust statistic and then behaves accordingly.

Keywords

job performance, trust, employee attitudes, performance standards

Discipline

Organizational Behavior and Theory

Research Areas

Organisational Behaviour and Human Resources

Publication

Academy of Management Proceedings

First Page

1

Last Page

6

ISSN

0065-0668

Identifier

10.5465/AMBPP.2009.44257616

Publisher

Academy of Management

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.5465/AMBPP.2009.44257616