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Two facets of pride and helping

Brosi, Prisca, Spörrle, Matthias, Welpe, Isabell M. and Shaw, Jason D. 2016, Two facets of pride and helping, Journal of managerial psychology, vol. 31, no. 5, pp. 976-988, doi: 10.1108/JMP-05-2015-0186.

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Title Two facets of pride and helping
Author(s) Brosi, Prisca
Spörrle, Matthias
Welpe, Isabell M.
Shaw, Jason D.
Journal name Journal of managerial psychology
Volume number 31
Issue number 5
Start page 976
End page 988
Total pages 13
Publisher Emerald Group Publishing
Place of publication Bingley, Eng.
Publication date 2016
ISSN 0268-3946
1758-7778
Keyword(s) organizational behaviour
pride
helping
positive discrete emotions
Summary Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate the influence of two different facets of pride – authentic and hubristic – on helping.

Design/methodology/approach – Hypotheses were tested combining an experimental vignette study (n=75) with correlational field research (n=184).

Findings – Results reveal that hubristic pride is associated with lower levels of intended helping compared with authentic pride when experimentally induced; further, trait hubristic pride is negatively related with helping, whereas trait authentic pride is positively related to helping, while controlling for alternative affective and cognitive explanations.

Research limitations/implications – The use of vignettes and self-reports limits the ecological validity of the results. But when considered in combination, results provide important indications on how helping can be fostered in organizations: by emphasizing successes and the efforts that were necessary to achieve them.

Originality/value – The results highlight the differential effects of discrete emotions in organizations.
Language eng
DOI 10.1108/JMP-05-2015-0186
Field of Research 1503 Business And Management
1701 Psychology
Socio Economic Objective 0 Not Applicable
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2016, Emerald Group Publishing
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30092660

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Department of Management
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