Document Type

Journal Article

Department/Unit

Department of Management

Title

Self-love's lost labor: A self-enhancement model of workplace incivility

Language

English

Abstract

We present a self-enhancement model of workplace incivility to account for the effects of exposure to incivility on task performance. In particular, we predict that workplace incivility thwarts the ability to self-enhance at work, resulting in employees' divesting their sense of self from work via disengagement processes. Maintaining high levels of task performance subsequently ceases to be a source of self-enhancement for employees who have disengaged their sense of self from work. We also examined the extent to which the desire for self-enhancement (i.e., narcissism) moderated the effect of incivility on engagement. Using two sets of multiwave, multisource data collected in China, our results provide full support for our hypotheses and provide new theoretical directions for incivility research. © Academy of Management Journal.

Publication Date

2013

Source Publication Title

Academy of Management Journal

Volume

56

Issue

4

Start Page

1199

End Page

1219

Publisher

Academy of Management

DOI

10.5465/amj.2010.0906

Link to Publisher's Edition

http://dx.doi.org/10.5465/amj.2010.0906

ISSN (print)

00014273

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