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Workplace bullying, engagement and employability: Moderating role of organization-based self-esteem, Employee Responsibilities and Rights Journal

Publication Type : Journal Article

Source : Employ Respons Rights J (2022).

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Campus : Coimbatore

School : School of Business

Year : 2022

Abstract : The present research paper aims to examine the influence of workplace bullying on employee work outcomes in terms of employee engagement and perceived internal employability. The paper also analyses the moderating role of organization-based self-esteem (OBSE) in the relationship between workplace bullying and employee work outcomes. The authors relied on cross-sectional data from teaching faculty across universities and colleges in South India to validate hypotheses empirically. The proposed model was tested using Warp-PLS and PROCESS macro in SPSS. The study reported a significant negative influence of workplace bullying on perceived internal employability and employee engagement. The study also found that OBSE positively moderated the negative relationship between workplace bullying and employee work outcomes in terms of engaging employees and perceived employability. The unique aspect of this research is that it is the first time the moderating role of OBSE is discussed in bullying literature. The study puts across OBSE as a positive organization related construct that can nullify the negative impacts of workplace bullying. OBSE is a crucial resource in annualizing the negative effect of bullying in the workplace. Policymakers should imbibe OBSE as a crucial factor in the policies and ethics of their organization for enhancing employee engagement and employability.

Cite this Research Publication : P. M., N., Jose, G., Vincent, M.T.P. et al. Workplace Bullying, Engagement and Employability: Moderating Role of Organization-Based Self-Esteem. Employ Respons Rights J (2022).

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