Citizenship and Counterproductive Work Behavior: A Moral Licensing View.

Material TypeArticleLanguageEnglish
TitleCitizenship and Counterproductive Work Behavior: A Moral Licensing View. Author(S)Anthony C. Klotz, (Author)
Abstract  Despite the generally negative relationship between organizational citizenship behaviors and counterproductive work behaviors, employees often engage in both. Psychologists have found that when people engage in morally praiseworthy behaviors, they often grant themselves a moral license to behave immorally. In this article we draw on moral licensing theory and research on identity orientations to explain why and when citizenship behavior may lead to subsequent counterproductive behavior. ...Paginationp 292-306
SubjectManagementDescriptorsManagement
Journal TitleThe Academy of Management Review  
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