Fairness perceptions of work-life balance initiatives: effects on counterproductive work behaviour

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Beauregard, T. 2014. Fairness perceptions of work-life balance initiatives: effects on counterproductive work behaviour. British Journal of Management. 25 (4), pp. 772-789. https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-8551.12052
TypeArticle
TitleFairness perceptions of work-life balance initiatives: effects on counterproductive work behaviour
AuthorsBeauregard, T.
Abstract

This study examined the impact of employees’ fairness perceptions regarding organizational work-life balance initiatives on their performance of counterproductive work behaviour (CWB). Moderating effects of adaptive and maladaptive perfectionism were also explored. Quantitative data collected from 224 public sector employees demonstrated significant main and moderating effects of informational justice, adaptive perfectionism and maladaptive perfectionism on CWB. Adaptive perfectionism weakened the link between informational justice and CWB, while maladaptive perfectionism strengthened it. Qualitative data collected from 26 employees indicate that both the social exchange and job stress models are useful frameworks for understanding CWB in the context of work-life balance initiatives; CWB emerged as both a negative emotional reaction to unfairness, and as a tool used by employees to restore equity in the exchange relationship with their employer. Theoretical and practical implications are discussed.

KeywordsWork-life balance, CWB, Deviance, Personality, Perfectionism, Justice
PublisherWiley
JournalBritish Journal of Management
ISSN1045-3172
Publication dates
PrintOct 2014
Online03 Mar 2014
Publication process dates
Deposited06 Apr 2016
Accepted01 Jan 2013
Output statusPublished
Accepted author manuscript
Copyright Statement

This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Beauregard, T. A. (2014), Fairness Perceptions of Work−Life Balance Initiatives: Effects on Counterproductive Work Behaviour. British Journal of Management, 25: 772–789. doi: 10.1111/1467-8551.12052, which has been published in final form at http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-8551.12052. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-8551.12052
LanguageEnglish
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