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Engagement as a moderator on the embeddedness-deviance relationship

Engagement as a moderator on the embeddedness-deviance relationship This paper aims to suggest that organizational embeddedness can predict workplace deviance and employee work engagement can moderate the relationship between organizational embeddedness and workplace deviance such that when employee work engagement is higher, the relationship between organizational embeddedness and workplace deviance is weaker.Design/methodology/approachEmployee data were collected from 465 frontline employees across the financial services sector in the Caribbean nation of Trinidad. A three-step multiple hierarchical regression analysis was used to test the research relationships.FindingsThe findings provided support for the propositions that organizational embeddedness predicts workplace deviance and that employee work engagement moderates the organizational embeddedness–workplace deviance relationship.Originality/valueThis study addresses a clear gap as limited studies have explored the association of embeddedness with negative work behaviours, such as deviance, and no study have examined the moderating role of engagement in this relationship. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Organizational Analysis Emerald Publishing

Engagement as a moderator on the embeddedness-deviance relationship

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
© Emerald Publishing Limited
ISSN
1934-8835
DOI
10.1108/ijoa-08-2018-1512
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Abstract

This paper aims to suggest that organizational embeddedness can predict workplace deviance and employee work engagement can moderate the relationship between organizational embeddedness and workplace deviance such that when employee work engagement is higher, the relationship between organizational embeddedness and workplace deviance is weaker.Design/methodology/approachEmployee data were collected from 465 frontline employees across the financial services sector in the Caribbean nation of Trinidad. A three-step multiple hierarchical regression analysis was used to test the research relationships.FindingsThe findings provided support for the propositions that organizational embeddedness predicts workplace deviance and that employee work engagement moderates the organizational embeddedness–workplace deviance relationship.Originality/valueThis study addresses a clear gap as limited studies have explored the association of embeddedness with negative work behaviours, such as deviance, and no study have examined the moderating role of engagement in this relationship.

Journal

International Journal of Organizational AnalysisEmerald Publishing

Published: Sep 9, 2019

Keywords: Work engagement; Trinidad; Organizational embeddedness; Workplace deviance

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