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Article: Attributional style and engagement/disengagement responses in the Chinese workforce

TitleAttributional style and engagement/disengagement responses in the Chinese workforce
Authors
KeywordsAttributional style
Pessimism
Chinese
Internality
Disengagement
Issue Date2012
PublisherBlackwell Publishing Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journals/APPS
Citation
Applied Psychology, 2012, v. 61 n. 2, p. 204-226 How to Cite?
AbstractInternal attribution for bad events, along with stable and global attributions, has been regarded as a component of pessimism, a precursor of negative work outcomes. Most evidence in support of this conceptualisation has come from research conducted in individualist cultures. We questioned if internal attribution has the same pessimistic implication in a collectivist culture. Findings from two studies conducted on Chinese employees supported our expectations that the stability and globality dimensions (but not the internality dimension) would predict disengagement responses (such as quitting and being neglectful at work) and lack of engagement responses (such as voicing suggestions and being loyal to the organisation). A reconceptualisation of pessimism in the workplace is therefore necessary. A dimensional, rather than a composite, scoring method is proposed for maintaining the predictive and construct validities of attributional style as an indicator of pessimism. © 2011 The Authors. Applied Psychology: An International Review © 2011 International Association of Applied Psychology.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/169101
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.179
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.023
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dc.contributor.authorHui, CHen_US
dc.contributor.authorPak, STen_US
dc.contributor.authorKwan, SOen_US
dc.contributor.authorChao, Aen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-08T03:41:48Z-
dc.date.available2012-10-08T03:41:48Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.citationApplied Psychology, 2012, v. 61 n. 2, p. 204-226en_US
dc.identifier.issn0269-994Xen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/169101-
dc.description.abstractInternal attribution for bad events, along with stable and global attributions, has been regarded as a component of pessimism, a precursor of negative work outcomes. Most evidence in support of this conceptualisation has come from research conducted in individualist cultures. We questioned if internal attribution has the same pessimistic implication in a collectivist culture. Findings from two studies conducted on Chinese employees supported our expectations that the stability and globality dimensions (but not the internality dimension) would predict disengagement responses (such as quitting and being neglectful at work) and lack of engagement responses (such as voicing suggestions and being loyal to the organisation). A reconceptualisation of pessimism in the workplace is therefore necessary. A dimensional, rather than a composite, scoring method is proposed for maintaining the predictive and construct validities of attributional style as an indicator of pessimism. © 2011 The Authors. Applied Psychology: An International Review © 2011 International Association of Applied Psychology.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherBlackwell Publishing Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journals/APPSen_US
dc.relation.ispartofApplied Psychologyen_US
dc.rightsThe definitive version is available at www.blackwell-synergy.com-
dc.subjectAttributional style-
dc.subjectPessimism-
dc.subjectChinese-
dc.subjectInternality-
dc.subjectDisengagement-
dc.titleAttributional style and engagement/disengagement responses in the Chinese workforceen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailHui, CH: huiharry@hku.hken_US
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dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1464-0597.2011.00463.xen_US
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