What is it about?
Difficult co-workers cause stress and create unpleasant work environments. But, who are they and what do they do (or not do)? This paper conceptualizes difficult co-workers as those whose traits and behaviors may provoke antipathy. The paper also identifies the links between difficult co-workers, negative attitudinal responses, and employees' intention to leave.
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Why is it important?
Our findings showed that difficult co-workers among Chinese working adults could be characterized by six key factors, namely, busy body, lording power, unprofessional behavior, sexual harassment, incompetence, and bossy. Structural equation modeling results identified that respondents perceived 'bossy' to be the major issue of 'difficult co-workers', followed by 'unprofessional behavior', and 'busy body.' More importantly, difficult co-workers triggered negative attitudinal responses.
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This page is a summary of: The Effects of Difficult Co-Workers on Employee Attitudinal Responses and Intention to Leave Among Chinese Working Adults, SAGE Open, April 2021, SAGE Publications, DOI: 10.1177/21582440211015723.
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