Personality and Participative Climate: Antecedents of Distinct Voice Behaviors

Grace Leung Lee (First Author), Tae-Yeol Kim (Participant Author), Lin Bian (Participant Author), James M. Diefendorff (Participant Author)

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Based on the work of Van Dyne, Ang, and Botero (2003), the concept of voice, generally defined as speaking up, was expanded to include three types of voice behaviors: prosocial, acquiescent, and defensive. Prosocial voice is a fundamentally positive form of voice, whereas acquiescent and defensive voice behaviors reflect more negative forms of voice. We examined individual-level personality traits of Agreeableness and Extraversion and group-level participative climate as predictors of supervisor ratings of each voice behavior. Testing these ideas with a multilevel design in a sample of Chinese workers and their managers, results demonstrated support for links of Agreeableness, Extraversion, and participative climate with supervisor ratings of voice behaviors. Further, group-level participative climate moderated relationships between individual-level Agreeableness and voice behaviors.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-43
JournalHuman Performance
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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