Counterproductive Work Behaviors toward Organization and Leader-Member Exchange: The Mediating Roles of Emotional Exhaustion and Work Engagement

Mariana Lebrón, Filiz Tabak, Or Shkoler, Edna Rabenu

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Abstract

In this article, we develop and empirically test a model of antecedents of organizational counterproductive work behavior (CWB-O) specifying work engagement and emotional exhaustion as mediators of the relationship between leader–member exchange (LMX) and CWB-O. Our results show (a) that the relationship between LMX and organizational CWB-O is partially mediated by work engagement and (b) that the relationship between work engagement and CWB-O is partially mediated by emotional exhaustion. We discuss our findings and their implications for research and practice.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)159-173
Number of pages15
JournalOrganization Management Journal
Volume15
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2 Oct 2018
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2018, © 2018 Eastern Academy of Management.

Funding

The authors are deeply grateful to Larry Williams for his valuable statistical analysis insight with our manuscript and during the 2018 Eastern Academy of Management SEM Workshop. We are thankful to the Faculty Development and Research Committee from the College of Business and Economics, Towson University, for their research funding support.

FundersFunder number
Eastern Academy of Management SEM
College of Business and Economics, Radford University

    Keywords

    • Leader-member exchange (LMX)
    • burnout
    • counterproductive work behavior
    • emotional exhaustion
    • work engagement

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