Does sense of entitlement predict desire for vengeance?

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Title Does sense of entitlement predict desire for vengeance?
Author Westerlaken, Kristie; Jordan, Peter Jeffrey; Ramsay, Sheryl Gai
Publication Title Proceedings of the 25th Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference
Editor Kevin Voges and Robert Cavanagh
Year Published 2011
Place of publication Australia
Publisher ANZAM
Abstract HR managers note an increasing sense of entitlement at work. In the workplace, sense of entitlement is defined as an expectation for preferential treatment or rewards without regard to performance. Employees with an elevated sense of entitlement may perceive they are treated unfairly even if they receive treatment proportionate with actual performance. In this paper, we describe a study examining sense of entitlement as a predictor of vengeance tendencies. A total of 220 respondents completed measures of entitlement, vengeance, and affect across two time periods. The findings suggest that sense of entitlement may result in attitudes that predispose individuals towards negative behaviour. Implications for theory and practice are discussed.
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Copyright Statement Copyright 2011 Australian & New Zealand Academy of Management. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the conference's website for access to the definitive, published version.
ISBN 978-1-877040-87-0
Conference name Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference
Location Wellington New Zealand
Date From 2011-12-07
Date To 2011-12-09
Date Accessioned 2012-02-29; 2012-08-15T23:58:13Z
Research Centre Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing
Faculty Griffith Business School
Subject Organisational Behaviour
Publication Type Conference Publications (Full Written Paper - Refereed)
Publication Type Code e1a

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