Feeling lonely at work: investigating the consequences of unsatisfactory workplace relationships

  title={Feeling lonely at work: investigating the consequences of unsatisfactory workplace relationships},
  author={Long W. Lam and Dora C. Lau},
  journal={The International Journal of Human Resource Management},
  pages={4265 - 4282}
  • Long W. Lam, D. Lau
  • Published 23 August 2012
  • Psychology
  • The International Journal of Human Resource Management
Although prior literature reveals that loneliness is a pervasive problem among adults, little research has evaluated the impact of loneliness in the workplace. Given that workplace relationships underlie many important organizational phenomena, it is important to understand whether and how workplace loneliness affects employee behavior. Based on the social exchange model, we hypothesize that in comparison with their non-lonely counterparts, lonely employees will experience lower quality leader… Expand
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