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    Fairness perceptions of work-life balance initiatives: effects on counterproductive work behaviour

    Beauregard, T. Alexandra (2014) Fairness perceptions of work-life balance initiatives: effects on counterproductive work behaviour. British Journal of Management 25 (4), pp. 772-789. ISSN 1045-3172.

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    This study examined the impact of employees’ fairness perceptions regarding organizational work-life balance initiatives on their performance of counterproductive work behaviour (CWB). Moderating effects of adaptive and maladaptive perfectionism were also explored. Quantitative data collected from 224 public sector employees demonstrated significant main and moderating effects of informational justice, adaptive perfectionism and maladaptive perfectionism on CWB. Adaptive perfectionism weakened the link between informational justice and CWB, while maladaptive perfectionism strengthened it. Qualitative data collected from 26 employees indicate that both the social exchange and job stress models are useful frameworks for understanding CWB in the context of work-life balance initiatives; CWB emerged as both a negative emotional reaction to unfairness, and as a tool used by employees to restore equity in the exchange relationship with their employer. Theoretical and practical implications are discussed.


    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Work-life balance, CWB, Deviance, Personality, Perfectionism, Justice
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Business and Law > Birkbeck Business School
    Depositing User: Alexandra Beauregard
    Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2018 16:05
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:42


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