Title

Culture and the elicitation, experience, and expression of envy

Publication Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

9-2016

Abstract

Envy, generally perceived as a universal emotion, may be elicited, experienced, and expressed differently across cultures. This chapter discusses the cultural similarities and differences with regard to the elicitation (i.e., whether envy is felt), experience (i.e., whether and how feelings of envy are reduced or transformed into other emotional experiences), and expression (i.e., displays and behaviors) of envy. We examine how envy differs across two cultural dimensions: individualism/collectivism and horizontal/vertical, and how these differences influence individual, interpersonal, and group outcomes in organizational settings. In particular, we propose that cultural differences in envy influence organizational outcomes such as job satisfaction and performance, fairness perceptions, citizenship and counterproductive work behaviors, leader-member exchange (LMX), and group cooperation/competition.

Keywords

envy, culture, individualism, collectivism, horizontal cultures, vertical cultures

Publication

Envy at Work and in Organizations

Editor

Smith, R.; Merlone, U.; Duffy, M. K.

First Page

243

Last Page

266

ISBN

9780190228057

Identifier

10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190228057.003.0011

Publisher

Oxford University Press

City or Country

New York

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190228057.003.0011