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J Occup Health Psychol. 2009 Jul;14(3):318-33. doi: 10.1037/a0015852.

Exploring relationships among anger, perceived organizational support, and workplace outcomes.

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  • 1Terry College of Business, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA. oao@terry.uga.edu

Abstract

The present study examines anger within a perceived organizational support (POS) theory framework. Using structural equation modeling, the authors explored relationships among POS, anger, and workplace outcomes in a sample of 1,136 employees in 21 stores of a U.S. retail organization. At both individual and store levels, low POS was directly associated with greater anger. At the individual level, anger partially mediated relationships among low POS and turnover intentions, absences, and accidents on the job. Anger had direct and indirect effects on alcohol consumption and health-related risk taking. At the store level, anger had direct negative effects on inventory loss and turnover. The authors interpret these findings in light of social exchange theory and emotion regulation theory.

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