In pursuit of success the differential moderating effects of political skill on the relationships among career-related pscyhological needs and ingratiation

Sibunruang, Hataya, Capezio, Alessandra and Restubog, Simon Lloyd D. (2015) In pursuit of success the differential moderating effects of political skill on the relationships among career-related pscyhological needs and ingratiation. Journal of Career Assessment, 23 2: 336-348. doi:10.1177/1069072714535178


Author Sibunruang, Hataya
Capezio, Alessandra
Restubog, Simon Lloyd D.
Title In pursuit of success the differential moderating effects of political skill on the relationships among career-related pscyhological needs and ingratiation
Journal name Journal of Career Assessment   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1069-0727
1552-4590
Publication date 2015-05-15
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/1069072714535178
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 23
Issue 2
Start page 336
End page 348
Total pages 13
Place of publication Thousand Oaks, CA United States
Publisher Sage Publications
Language eng
Abstract Ingratiation is one of the most commonly studied social influence tactics that is used by employees to advance their career goals. Research examining predictors of ingratiation has rather shown inconsistent findings. To address these inconsistencies, this study drew on social cognitive theory to investigate the role of political skill as a moderator in the associations between two career-related psychological needs (i.e., need for achievement and need for power) and ingratiation. We tested these associations using independent 150 matched employee–peer dyads from Thailand. Results revealed that self-reported political skill exerted differential moderating effects on the associations among the two career-related psychological needs and peer-rated ingratiation. Whereas the association between need for achievement and ingratiation was positive under high levels of political skill, the association between need for power and ingratiation was positive under low levels of political skill.
Keyword Career-related psychological needs
Career strategies
Political skill
Ingratiation
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: UQ Business School Publications
 
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