Social media impacts the relation between interpersonal conflict and job performance

Date

2019-10-18

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ISSN

1744-7941

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Publisher

Wiley

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Article

Peer reviewed

Yes

Abstract

Previous research has predominantly focused on the effects of cognitive and emotional reactions on the relation between interpersonal conflict and job performance. The effects of behavioral reactions, however, have been largely ignored. To fill this gap, this study aims to investigate how behavioral reactions indexed by Wechat use affects the above relation. Specifically, demand-control-support theory and demand-control-person theory form the basis for a stressor–strain model and a joint investigation of 1) Wechat use as mediating the link between interpersonal conflict with job performance and 2) relatedness need satisfaction and emotional social support as moderating the mediation. A moderated mediation model is tested with matched data collected thrice from 300 subordinates and their supervisors. Results highlight the importance of behavioral mechanisms and state-like individual differences when examining the relationships between interpersonal conflict and job performance.

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Keywords

emotional social support, interpersonal conflict, job performance, relatedness need satisfaction, Wechat use

Citation

Jiang, F. et al. (2019) Social media impacts the relation between interpersonal conflict and job performance. Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources,

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Institute for Psychological Science