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Is ‘Be Yourself’ Always the Best Advice?: The Roles of Employee Vigor and Team Ethical Climate

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Prior scholars (Cable & Kay, 2012) have noted that some individuals tend to reveal their true selves more than others by behaving in alignment with their self-concepts. In the present study, we investigated how self-verification striving serves to increase employee vigor, ultimately leading to better job performance. Results of a multilevel, two-wave study involving 222 employee-supervisor pairs revealed that self-verification striving increased employees’ physical, cognitive, and emotional vigor. In addition, physical and cognitive vigor significantly mediated the relationship between self- verification striving and job performance. Moreover, we found that ethical climate significantly moderated both the direct relationship between self-verification striving and physical and emotional vigor and the indirect effect of self-verification striving on job performance through these mediators. We also found that these effects were stronger in employees working in teams with a strong ethical climate than those with an unethical climate. We discuss the theoretical and practical implications of our findings for the self-verification and ethics literatures.

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[David, Emily Michelle; Kim, Tae Yeol; Farh, Jiing-Lih Larry] China Europe International Business School

[Lin, Xiao-Wan] U. of Macau

[Zhou, Fan] Zhejiang U.


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ISSN:0065-0668

Year:2018

Issue:1

Volume:2018

Language:English

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