The moderating effect of supervisory conscientiousness on the relationship between employees’ social cynicism and perceived interpersonal justice

Zeyu Peng1, Fan Zhou2
1University of Science and Technology, People’s Republic of China
2Zhejiang University, People’s Republic of China
Cite this article:  Peng, Z., & Zhou, F. (2009). The moderating effect of supervisory conscientiousness on the relationship between employees’ social cynicism and perceived interpersonal justice. Social Behavior and Personality: An international journal, 37, 863-864.

Volume 37 Issue 6 | e1892 | Published: July 2009 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2224/sbp.2009.37.6.863

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Cynical views seem to be prevalent in the modern world and many people distrust others and social institutions around them, including politicians, business people and government (Navia, 1996). Although the suspicion associated with cynical views may protect people from being deceived (Leung & Bond, 2004), more often than not, cynicism can also reduce people’s life satisfaction (Leung & Bond). In the work context, cynicism has been found to exert a negative influence on organizational and individual outcomes (see Dean, Brandes, & Dharwadkar, 1998).

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