How and When are Frequent Voicers Treated Badly? Employee Voice Behavior and Coworker Victimization

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)peer-review

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication82nd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management Proceedings
EditorsSonia Taneja
PublisherAcademy of Management
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2022

Publication series

NameAcademy of Management Proceedings
Number1
Volume2022
ISSN (Print)0065-0668
ISSN (Electronic)2151-6561

Conference

Title82nd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (AOM 2022)
LocationHybrid
PlaceUnited States
CitySeattle
Period5 - 9 August 2022

Abstract

While employee’s voice behaviors substantially contribute to their workgroups and organizations, research has indicated that it also involves social costs for those express voice – being negatively viewed and victimized by their coworkers in the same team. Drawing on the person perception perspective and idiosyncratic credits theory, we develop a theoretical model outlining how and when those who speak up experience coworker victimization. Results of survey data from a round-robin design (N = 532 dyads with 195 members in 56 work teams) indicates that frequent voice behavior tends to be perceived as displays of hubris by coworkers and therefore would likely be sanctioned through coworkers’ victimization; this happens especially in teams low in voice density and for voicers in more peripheral positions of advice network.

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How and When are Frequent Voicers Treated Badly? Employee Voice Behavior and Coworker Victimization. / Zhang, Melody J.; Ling, Chu-Ding ; Lam, Catherine K. et al.

82nd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management Proceedings. ed. / Sonia Taneja. Academy of Management, 2022. (Academy of Management Proceedings; Vol. 2022, No. 1).

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)peer-review