Dr. Sean Valentine, Professor in the School of Entrepreneurship & Management, presented a study at the 2021 Annual Southwest Academy of Management Virtual Conference
Dr. Sean Valentine recently presented his work on “Filling the Black Box Between Workplace Bullying and Negative Work Attitudes: Work Injustice as Environmental Contagion” at the 2021 Annual Southwest Academy of Management Virtual Conference, March 2 – 5, 2021. Authors include Sean Valentine (University of North Dakota), Patricia Meglich (University of Nebraska Omaha), Robert Giacalone (John Carroll University).
An abstract of his work is as follows:
A substantial body of work highlights the negative impact of workplace bullying on employees and their employers. However, limited research has investigated how bullying influences the work environment, which may further harm the experiences of employees. Using several conceptual perspectives and two-week, time-lagged data collected from business professionals, this study explored the degree to which perceived workplace bullying, perceived work injustice, and negative work attitude are positively interrelated. The results indicated that workplace bullying perceptions measured at both times were positively related to perceived distributive and procedural injustice measured at the second time, and that perceived distributive and procedural injustice were positively related to job dissatisfaction and turnover intention measured at the second time. While the first measure of workplace bullying was unrelated to the two work attitudes, the second measure was positively related to job dissatisfaction and turnover intention. The implications, limitations, and suggestions for future research are highlighted.