Examining the effects of feeling trusted by supervisors in the workplace: A self-evaluative perspective
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AbstractTrusting and feeling trusted are related but unique components of a trusting relationship. However, we understand relatively little about the effects of felt trust on work performance and organizational citizenship behavior. From a self-evaluative perspective, this study argued that when employees perceive that their supervisors trust them, their organization-based self-esteem is enhanced, leading them to perform better in the workplace. We tested our hypotheses on a sample of 497 teachers using two trust measures, that is, reliance and disclosure, and found support for them on the basis of the reliance (but not the disclosure) measure. The effect of felt trust especially reliance on the employees' work performances were mediated by their organization-based self-esteem. Copyright (c) 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
All Author(s) ListLau DC, Lam LW, Wen SS
Journal nameJournal of Organizational Behavior
Year2014
Month1
Day1
Volume Number35
Issue Number1
PublisherWILEY-BLACKWELL
Pages112 - 127
ISSN0894-3796
eISSN1099-1379
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
Keywordsfeeling trusted; organization-based self-esteem; reliance; self-evaluation; work performance
Web of Science Subject CategoriesBusiness; BUSINESS; Business & Economics; Management; MANAGEMENT; Psychology; Psychology, Applied; PSYCHOLOGY, APPLIED

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