Why Job-Involved Employees do Bad Things? Negative Perception and Psychological Entitlement
This paper integrated moral licensing theory and identity theory to investigate whether negative perceptions produce psychological entitlement among job-involved employees and leads to undesirable behaviors. Using data collected from 216 Taiwanese tutoring school supervisor–subordinate dyads, it was found that the relationship between job involvement and psychological entitlement is positive when injustice is high, but will not exist when injustice is low. Moreover, psychological entitlement mediates the interaction of injustice and job involvement and unethical behavior.
Keywords - Injustice, Job involvement, Psychological entitlement, Unethical behavior.