Leader Narcissism Predicts Malicious Envy and Supervisor-Targeted Counterproductive Work Behavior: Evidence from Field and Experimental Research

Journal of Business Ethics 151 (3):725-741 (2018)
  Copy   BIBTEX


Building on the emotion-centered model of voluntary work behavior, this research tests the relations between leader narcissism, followers’ malicious and benign envy, and supervisor-targeted counterproductive work behavior. Results across five studies, two experimental studies, and two field surveys indicate that leader narcissism relates positively to followers’ negative emotions, which in turn mediates the positive relation between leader narcissism and supervisor-targeted CWB. Proposed negative relations between leader narcissism and positive emotions were only partly supported. Our findings advance the understanding of envy and the detrimental impact of leader narcissism on organizational functioning.



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 89,491

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

I Just Believe in Me: Narcissism and Religious Coping.Marinus H. F. van Uden & Hessel J. Zondag - 2010 - Archive for the Psychology of Religion 32 (1):69-85.


Added to PP

22 (#598,801)

6 months
6 (#198,304)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

References found in this work

Humility in Management.Antonio Argandona - 2015 - Journal of Business Ethics 132 (1):63-71.
Comprehending Envy.Richard Smith & Sung Hee Kim - 2007 - Psychological Bulletin 133:46-64.
Organizational Narcissism and Virtuous Behavior.Dennis Duchon & Brian Drake - 2009 - Journal of Business Ethics 85 (3):301-308.

View all 13 references / Add more references