Universal Journal of Psychology Vol. 4(4), pp. 209 - 214
DOI: 10.13189/ujp.2016.040406
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Voice Behavior and Career Success: The Moderating Role of Supervisor Attribution Motives


Jen-Wei Cheng *, Yi-Tai Seih , Cheng-Ze Hung , Tzu-Wei Su
Department of Business Administration, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan

ABSTRACT

This paper aims to develop a model delineating the relationship between altruistic concern for prosocial motives/felt accountability for impression management motives of voice behavior and employees' career success. The model proposed in this study argues that the relationship between motives and career success depends on the voice behavior mediating mechanism and the moderating effect of supervisor-attributed motives on the relationship between voice behavior and career success. The results stress the importance of the context of supervisor attribution motives in linked voice behavior and career success. Overall, our model attempts to address these concerns by highlighting in particular the role of the perspective of supervisor attribution motives to advance the body of knowledge about voice behavior and career success. Practical and theoretical implications are addressed on the basis of the research findings as well as suggestions for future research in the employee voice behavior field.

KEYWORDS
Altruistic Concern for Prosocial Motives, Felt Accountability for Impression Management Motives, Voice Behavior, Career Success

Cite this paper
Jen-Wei Cheng , Yi-Tai Seih , Cheng-Ze Hung , Tzu-Wei Su . "Voice Behavior and Career Success: The Moderating Role of Supervisor Attribution Motives." Universal Journal of Psychology 4.4 (2016) 209 - 214. doi: 10.13189/ujp.2016.040406.