Linking Protestant Work Ethic to Workplace Ostracism: The Mediating Effect of Subjective Well-Being
Journal of Investment and Management
Volume 6, Issue 2, April 2017, Pages: 66-74
Received: May 26, 2017; Accepted: Jun. 19, 2017; Published: Jul. 20, 2017
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Suchuan Zhang, School of Economics and Business, Shanxi University, Taiyuan, China
Qiao Shi, School of Economics and Business, Shanxi University, Taiyuan, China
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In this study, the present paper examined the relationship between Protestant Work Ethic (PWE) and Workplace Ostracism by focusing on the mediating effect of Subjective Well-Being (SWB) which is a construct with three components that include life satisfaction, positive affect and negative affect. Our theoretical model was tested using data collected from employees in different firms from different provinces in China. Analyses of multisource and lagged data from 677 employees indicated that as predicted, life satisfaction, positive affect and negative affect mediate the relationship between PWE and Workplace Ostracism. Theoretical and practical implications are discussed.
Protestant Work Ethic, Subjective Well-Being, Workplace Ostracism
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Suchuan Zhang, Qiao Shi, Linking Protestant Work Ethic to Workplace Ostracism: The Mediating Effect of Subjective Well-Being, Journal of Investment and Management. Vol. 6, No. 2, 2017, pp. 66-74. doi: 10.11648/j.jim.20170602.12
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