Is behaving unethically for organizations a mixed blessing? A dual-pathway model for the work-to-family spillover effects of unethical pro-organizational behavior

Haixiao Chen (First Author), Ho Kwong Kwan (Participant Author), Jie Xin (Participant Author)

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Abstract

This research examines the mixed work-to-family spillover effects of unethical pro-organizational behavior. Drawing on conservation of resources theory and the work–home resources model, we develop a dual-pathway model to explain such effects. Based on a three-wave field study involving 214 respondents in China, we find engagement in unethical pro-organizational behavior to be positively associated with employees’ organization-based self-esteem and stress at work, which in turn, leads to work-to-family positive spillover and work-to-family conflict, respectively. We also find that performing tensions moderate the mixed effects of unethical pro-organizational behavior on organization-based self-esteem and work stress and the indirect effects of unethical pro-organizational behavior on work-to-family positive spillover and work-to-family conflict. Our findings have theoretical implications for business ethics scholars and practical implications for managers.
Original languageEnglish
JournalAsia Pacific Journal of Management
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Corresponding author email

cnxinjie@126.com

Project name

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Project sponsor

National Social Science Fund of China

Project No.

71672108;;71972118

Keywords

  • Organization-based self-esteem
  • Performing tensions
  • Unethical pro-organizational behavior
  • Work stress
  • Work-to-family spillover

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  • ABDC-A
  • SSCI

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