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Title: Unfriendly customer behaviors and employees’ psychological capital: the role of health symptoms and positive humor events
Authors: Junça Silva, A.
Lopes, R. R.
Keywords: Unfriendly customer behaviors
Psychological capital
Health symptoms
Humor events
Moderated mediation
Issue Date: 2021
Publisher: Springer
Abstract: This study examined the indirect effect and moderators that may explain the link between unfriendly customer behaviors and workers’ psychological capital with a sample of 380 employees. We hypothesized that perceived health symptoms would have an indirect effect on the link between unfriendly customer behaviors and psychological capital. We also hypothesized a moderated mediation model, in which positive humor events would moderate the indirect effect. Results show that the negative association between unfriendly customer behaviors with psychological capital was due to an increased level of perceived health symptoms. Moreover, positive humor events moderated the link between unfriendly customer behaviors and perceived health symptoms, such that the link was stronger when the frequency of positive humor events was low to moderate. This study addresses a major gap in the positive psychology literature by attempting to examine why unfriendly customer behaviors relate to decreased psychological capital and what factors influence in this relation. Practical implications are further discussed.
Peer reviewed: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10071/21482
DOI: 10.1007/s12144-020-01163-8
ISSN: 1046-1310
Ciência-IUL: https://ciencia.iscte-iul.pt/id/ci-pub-76314
Accession number: WOS:000588243500001
Appears in Collections:BRU-RI - Artigos em revistas científicas internacionais com arbitragem científica

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