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Needs frustration makes me silent: Workplace ostracism and newcomers’ voice behavior

  • Wen Wu (a1), Yongzheng Qu (a1), Yihua Zhang (a2), Shengyue Hao (a1), Fangcheng Tang (a3), Na Zhao (a4) and Haijian Si (a1)...

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Employing self-determination theory, in this study, we explore how workplace ostracism (being ignored and excluded by others) affects newcomer’s voice behavior. Through an empirical study with 353 matched supervisor–subordinate pairs from a large high-technology company, we find that workplace ostracism has negative influence on newcomer’s both promotive and prohibitive voice through the mediating effect of psychological needs satisfaction. In addition, narcissism moderates the effects of ostracism on psychological needs satisfaction. Theoretical and practical implications of these findings are discussed.

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Corresponding authors: Shengyue Hao and Fangcheng Tang (wwwbingt@live.cn)

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This paper is supported by Beijing Jiaotong University Talent Funding Project B15RC00130, Beijing Social Science Funding Project B16HZ00150, and China National Science Funding Project 71532003.

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Needs frustration makes me silent: Workplace ostracism and newcomers’ voice behavior

  • Wen Wu (a1), Yongzheng Qu (a1), Yihua Zhang (a2), Shengyue Hao (a1), Fangcheng Tang (a3), Na Zhao (a4) and Haijian Si (a1)...

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