Dispositional antecedents and consequences of workplace ostracism: An empirical examination

Longzeng Wu*, Liqun Wei, Chun Hui

*Corresponding author for this work

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    Drawing on the victim precipitation theory and self-esteem theory, this study examines the dispositional antecedents and consequences of workplace ostracism. Using data from 208 employees and their 96 immediate supervisors in two petroleum and gas companies in China, this study finds that agreeableness and extraversion are negatively, and neuroticism is positively related to workplace ostracism. Moreover, workplace ostracism is found to be negatively related to employee job performance, and this relationship is mediated by employee organization-based self-esteem.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)23-44
    Number of pages22
    JournalFrontiers of Business Research in China
    Issue number1
    Early online date10 Feb 2011
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2011

    Scopus Subject Areas

    • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
    • Public Administration

    User-Defined Keywords

    • job performance
    • organization-based self-esteem
    • personality traits
    • workplace ostracism


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