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Contingent punishment as a double-edged sword: a dual-pathway model from a sense-making perspective

Deng, Hong and Leung, Kwok (2014) Contingent punishment as a double-edged sword: a dual-pathway model from a sense-making perspective. Personnel Psychology . ISSN 0031-5826 (In Press)

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Abstract

A sense-making perspective is adopted to explore how and when contingent punishment is related to job performance. Results from Study 1 support the prediction that contingent punishment is positively related to job performance through affective commitment and negatively related to job performance through self-regulation impairment. Interpersonal justice on the part of supervisors strengthens the positive pathway, such that contingent punishment is more related to affective commitment when interpersonal justice is high. Core self-evaluation of employees weakens the negative pathway, such that contingent punishment is less related to self-regulation impairment when core self-evaluation is high. Moderated mediation effects also show that the positive indirect effect of contingent punishment on job performance through affective commitment exists only when interpersonal justice is high and that the negative indirect effect of contingent punishment on job performance through self-regulation impairment occurs only when core self-evaluation is low. The results associated with the novel pathway mediated by self-regulation impairment are replicated in Study 2.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(IS...
Additional Information: © 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Journal of Economic Literature Classification System: M - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting > M1 - Business Administration > M12 - Personnel Management
Sets: Departments > Management
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2014 08:24
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/56311/

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