Emotional Anguish at Work: The Mediating Role of Perceived Rejection on Workgroup Mistreatment and Affective Outcomes

Penhaligon, Nikki L., Louis, Winnifred R. and Restubog, Simon Lloyd D. (2009) Emotional Anguish at Work: The Mediating Role of Perceived Rejection on Workgroup Mistreatment and Affective Outcomes. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 14 1: 34-45. doi:10.1037/a0013288

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Author Penhaligon, Nikki L.
Louis, Winnifred R.
Restubog, Simon Lloyd D.
Title Emotional Anguish at Work: The Mediating Role of Perceived Rejection on Workgroup Mistreatment and Affective Outcomes
Journal name Journal of Occupational Health Psychology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1076-8998
1939-1307
Publication date 2009-01
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1037/a0013288
Open Access Status
Volume 14
Issue 1
Start page 34
End page 45
Total pages 12
Editor Lois E Tetrick
Place of publication United States
Publisher American Psychological Association
Collection year 2010
Language eng
Subject C1
1701 Psychology
970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Formatted abstract
In this study, the authors pay particular attention to mistreatment directed toward an organizational member from fellow workgroup members. The study contributes to the growing body of literature that examines the mistreatment of employees in the workplace. The authors propose that mistreatment by the workgroup would contribute to feelings of rejection, over and above mistreatment by the supervisor. In addition, the authors tested the mediating role of perceived rejection between workgroup mistreatment and affective outcomes such as depression and organization-based self-esteem. Part-time working participants (N = 142) took part in the study, which required them to complete a questionnaire on workplace behaviors. Results indicated that workgroup mistreatment contributed additional variance to perceived rejection over and above supervisory mistreatment when predicting depression and organization-based self-esteem. The results also indicated that perceived rejection mediates the relationship between mistreatment and affective outcomes. Results are discussed and implications for research and practice are considered.
Keyword depression
organization-based self-esteem
rejection
workgroup mistreatment
Q-Index Code C1
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Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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