July 28, 2016 10:20 - 11:50

Do Employee Voice Behaviors matter to Autonomy and Environmental Mastery? The Critical Role of Supervisor's Zhong-Yong thinking

[Speaker] Lin, Shou-chi:1
[Co-author] Chou, Li-fang:2, Jen, Chin-kang:1, Haw, Ying Zhen:2
1:National Sun Yat-sen University (Taiwan), 2:National Cheng Kung University (Taiwan)

Compare to lots of attention on antecedents of employee voice behaviors, there is little research focus on the consequences of voice behavior. If the voice is accepted, it means the opportunity of improvement in work environment and also indicates employee has personal influence. Therefore, this study explored (1) the relationships between voice behavior and employee's autonomy/environmental mastery; (2) the moderating effects of supervisor's Zhong-Yong thinking (valuing harmony, holistic perspective, and perception of yin-yang).
Using a two-waves survey on 341 employees from 97 units, the result of HLM showed: (1) there's no significant effects of voice behavior on autonomy and environmental mastery; (2) supervisor's Zhong-Yong has positive effect on employee's autonomy but not on environmental mastery; (3) supervisor's Zhong-Yong has positive moderating effects respectively on the relationship between promotive-oriented voice and autonomy and the relationship between prohibitive-oriented voice and environmental mastery. Finally, the implications of theory/practice, and limitations/future directions were discussed.
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