The moderating roles of self-esteem and neuroticism in the relationship between group and individual undermining behavior

Michelle K. Duffy, Jason D. Shaw, Kristin L. Scott, Bennett J. Tepper

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Abstract

The authors developed and tested a multilevel interactive model of the relationship between group undermining and individual undermining behavior in 2 multiwave studies of group members. Integrating the literature on group influences on individual behavior with the individual difference literature, the authors predicted a 3-way Group Undermining Ã- Self-Esteem Ã- Neuroticism interaction, such that the relationship between group and individual undermining would be strongest among those simultaneously high in self-esteem and neuroticism. The 3-way interaction was supported in Study 1 (457 participants in 103 groups) and replicated in Study 2 (415 participants in 93 groups) with additional controls and alternative measures of key constructs. The authors discuss the implications of the research and identify future research directions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1066-1077
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Applied Psychology
Volume91
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2006

Keywords

  • Neuroticism
  • Self-esteem
  • Social undermining

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