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The Paradox of Group Citizenship and Constructive Deviance: A Resolution of Environmental Dynamism and Moral Justification

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College of Business Administration, Hunan University of Technology and Business, Changsha 410205, China
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School of Business and Tourism Management, Yunnan University, Kunming 650106, China
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Mobile E-Business Collaborative Innovation Center of Hunan Province, Key Laboratory of Hunan Province for Mobile Business Intelligence, College of Business Administration, Hunan University of Technology and Business, Changsha 410205, China
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Scott College of Business, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN 47802, USA
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(22), 8371; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17228371
Received: 24 August 2020 / Revised: 28 October 2020 / Accepted: 5 November 2020 / Published: 12 November 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Occupational Health Psychology)
Previous research on antecedents to constructive deviance remains scattered and inclusive. Our study conceptualizes constructive deviance from the perspective of ethical decision making and explores its antecedents, mechanism, and conditions. Drawing on moral licensing theory and social information processing theory, we propose that group citizenship behavior facilitates moral justification and constructive deviance when environmental dynamism is high and inhibits them when it is low; and moral justification fully mediates the relationship between the interaction of group citizenship behavior and environmental dynamism and constructive deviance. With two-wave panel data collected from 339 employees in 54 groups of five service companies in retailing, finance, and tourism randomly selected from three provinces in southern China, these hypotheses are all supported empirically. Our findings broaden the antecedents and occurrence mechanism of constructive deviance through an ethical decision-making lens. Our study contributes to the moral licensing literature by enriching the sources of moral licensing in the workplace and empirically demonstrating that moral justification may function as an underlying mechanism of moral licensing. View Full-Text
Keywords: constructive deviance; group citizenship behavior; environmental dynamism; moral justification; moral licensing theory constructive deviance; group citizenship behavior; environmental dynamism; moral justification; moral licensing theory
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Liu, T.; Chen, Y.; Hu, C.; Yuan, X.; Liu, C.-E.; He, W. The Paradox of Group Citizenship and Constructive Deviance: A Resolution of Environmental Dynamism and Moral Justification. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 8371. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17228371

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Liu T, Chen Y, Hu C, Yuan X, Liu C-E, He W. The Paradox of Group Citizenship and Constructive Deviance: A Resolution of Environmental Dynamism and Moral Justification. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2020; 17(22):8371. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17228371

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Liu, Tingting, Yahui Chen, Chenhong Hu, Xiao Yuan, Chang-E Liu, and Wei He. 2020. "The Paradox of Group Citizenship and Constructive Deviance: A Resolution of Environmental Dynamism and Moral Justification" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 17, no. 22: 8371. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17228371

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