JSS  Vol.3 No.2 , February 2015
The Relationship between Neuroticism and Experience of Workplace Ostracism in New Employees
ABSTRACT
The experience of workplace ostracism describes the extent to which an individual perceives that he or she is ignored or excluded at work. This article explores the intermediary and regulatory role of interpersonal trust and task interdependence, in order to identify how neuroticism affects new employees’ experience of workplace ostracism. By using the data from 410 new enterprise staffs, the result shows that neuroticism positively affects the experience of workplace ostracism, and that interpersonal trust plays an intermediate role. The lower the task interdependence scores are, the stronger the relationship between neuroticism and experience of workplace ostracism will be.

Cite this paper
Zhang, X. and Dai, L. (2015) The Relationship between Neuroticism and Experience of Workplace Ostracism in New Employees. Open Journal of Social Sciences, 3, 80-87. doi: 10.4236/jss.2015.32011.
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