Document Type

Journal Article

Department/Unit

Department of Management

Title

Applying uncertainty management theory to employee voice behavior: An integrative investigation

Language

English

Abstract

Drawing on uncertainty management theory, this study integrates justice research with the elaboration likelihood model and considers employee voice behavior as a function of 3 (interpersonal, procedural, and distributive) facets of justice perceptions in combination. Specifically, a positive relationship is hypothesized between interpersonal justice and employee voice behavior, which is buffered by high procedural justice. This 2-way interaction effect is also examined to determine whether it would be mitigated by low distributive justice. Results from a sample of 395 manager-employee dyads provide support for these predictions. Furthermore, results from a supplementary analysis show that the 3-way interaction effect on employee voice behavior was more pronounced for those who had a high feeling of uncertainty (i.e., those with a shorter job tenure or occupational tenure). Theoretical and practical implications of the findings are discussed. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

Publication Date

2012

Source Publication Title

Personnel Psychology

Volume

65

Issue

2

Start Page

283

End Page

323

Publisher

Wiley

DOI

10.1111/j.1744-6570.2012.01247.x

ISSN (print)

00315826

ISSN (electronic)

17446570

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