Bordia, Prashant; Kiazad, Kohyar; Restubog, Simon; Difonzo, Nicholas; Stenson, Nicholas; Tang, Robert L.
Two studies that examined the role of revenge in rumor transmission and involved working adults as participants are reported. Study 1 used hypothetical scenarios to manipulate organizational treatment of an employee and the believability of a rumor. Participants had higher intention to transmit a harmful rumor when the organization broke job-related promises (i.e., breached the psychological contract) and revenge motivation mediated this relationship. Believability of the rumor had no effect....[Show more]
Items in Open Research are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.