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When does respectful engagement with one's supervisor foster help-seeking behaviors and performance?

Friedman, Anat, Carmeli, Avraham and Dutton, Jane E (2017) When does respectful engagement with one's supervisor foster help-seeking behaviors and performance? Journal of Vocational Behavior, 104. pp. 184-198.

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We developed an integrative logic for why respectful engagement with supervisors would encourage and enable help-seeking from coworkers, resulting in greater levels of task performance. Using time-lagged data, the results of a moderated-mediated model supported our theorizing that respectful engagement between employees and their supervisors is key to fostering help-seeking behaviors. Our results suggest respectful engagement fosters help-seeking behaviors particularly when employees report lower levels of psychological safety. Those help-seeking behaviors consequentially improve employee performance. We use these results to suggest how and when workplace relationships endogenously resource individuals to engage and achieve higher levels of job performance.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Surrey Business School
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Date : 16 November 2017
Identification Number : 10.1016/j.jvb.2017.11.007
Copyright Disclaimer : © 2017. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
Uncontrolled Keywords : Respect Psychological safety Discretionary behaviors Job performance Help-seeking behaviors Group value model Relational model of authority
Depositing User : Melanie Hughes
Date Deposited : 06 Dec 2017 12:16
Last Modified : 14 Dec 2017 14:44

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