Whose Side Are You On? Exploring the Role of Perspective Taking on Third-Party's Reactions to Workplace Deviance

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serval:BIB_2FBCC66A8697
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Title
Whose Side Are You On? Exploring the Role of Perspective Taking on Third-Party's Reactions to Workplace Deviance
Journal
Basic and Applied Social Psychology
Author(s)
Fiori M., Krings F., Kleinlogel E., Reich T.
ISSN
0197-3533
1532-4834
Publication state
Published
Issued date
11/2016
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
38
Number
6
Pages
318-336
Language
english
Abstract
We introduce perspective taking as an antecedent of third-party reactions to different forms of workplace deviance. Varying the perspective taken by third-parties, the target and the type of workplace deviance, we show that third-parties who take the perpetrator’s perspective perceive the incident as less of a moral violation, make less internal, and more external attributions for the perpetrator’s behavior, which in turn reduces endorsement of punishment. Findings were consistent across four studies, and the mediating mechanisms supported by the instrumental variable method and the concurrent double randomization design.
Keywords
Applied Psychology, Social Psychology
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12/02/2014 15:57
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20/08/2019 13:14
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