Workplace gossip and employee cynicism : the moderating role of dispositional envy

Kuo, CC, Chang, K ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5689-7780, Kuo, TK and Chen, S 2019, 'Workplace gossip and employee cynicism : the moderating role of dispositional envy' , Chinese Journal of Psychology . (In Press)

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Abstract

This study investigated the relationship between workplace gossip (positive gossip and negative gossip) and employee cynicism and explored the moderating role of dispositional envy through the social information processing approach. Data were collected via a threestage survey in 24 companies with 307 employees across a range of industries in Taiwan and analyzed through hierarchical liner modeling regression analysis. The results showed that negative workplace gossip engendered employee cynicism, whereas the effect of positive workplace gossip was not significant, and that these relationships were moderated by dispositional envy. This demonstrates that individual differences are an important factor affecting employee cynicism within organizations.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > Salford Business School > Salford Business School Research Centre
Journal or Publication Title: Chinese Journal of Psychology
Publisher: Chinese Journal of Psychology
ISSN: 1013-9656
Depositing User: Professor Kirk Chang
Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2019 13:47
Last Modified: 04 May 2020 10:39
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/52908

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