How employees respond to personal offense: the effects of blame attribution, victim status, and offender status on revenge and reconciliation in the workplace.

@article{Aquino2001HowER,
  title={How employees respond to personal offense: the effects of blame attribution, victim status, and offender status on revenge and reconciliation in the workplace.},
  author={Karl Aquino and Thomas M. Tripp and Robert J. Bies},
  journal={The Journal of applied psychology},
  year={2001},
  volume={86 1},
  pages={52-9}
}
This study investigated the relationships between blame, victim and offender status, and the pursuit of revenge or reconciliation after a personal offense. Results from a sample of 141 government agency employees showed that blame is positively related to revenge and negatively related to reconciliation. In addition, victim-offender relative status moderated the relation between blame and revenge such that victims who blamed sought revenge more often when the offender's status was lower than… CONTINUE READING

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