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When Employees Strike Back: Investigating Mediating Mechanisms Between Psychological Contract Breach and Workplace Deviance

Bordia, Prashant; Restubog, Simon; Tang, Robert L.


In this article, psychological contract breach, revenge, and workplace deviance are brought together to identify the cognitive, affective, and motivational underpinnings of workplace deviance. On the basis of S. L. Robinson and R. J. Bennett's (1997) model of workplace deviance, the authors proposed that breach (a cognitive appraisal) and violation (an affective response) initiate revenge seeking. Motivated by revenge, employees then engage in workplace deviance. Three studies tested these...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Applied Psychology
DOI: 10.1037/0021-9010.93.5.1104


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