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dc.contributor.advisorWitt, L. Alan
dc.contributor.advisorPenney, Lisa M.
dc.creatorMartir, Allison B.
dc.date.accessioned2018-02-15T17:58:54Z
dc.date.available2018-02-15T17:58:54Z
dc.date.created2017-12
dc.date.issuedDecember 2017
dc.date.submittedDecember 2017
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10657/2098
dc.description.abstractUnethical Behavior is a salient workplace issue due to its prevalence and detrimental outcomes. Social cognitive theory (SCT) and conservation of resources theory (COR) are applied to present a conceptualization of unethical behavior in the workplace as a resource defense and allocation strategy, stemmed by self-regulatory processes. Applying the limitations of finite self-regulatory resources as presented in the self-control literature, I suggest that demands relating to information processing and emotional labor can deplete self-regulatory resources and are associated with the use of unethical behavior as a means of resource conservation. As research suggests that self-regulatory failure is more likely when an individual has increased demands on their self-regulatory resources, I also suggest that increased emotional regulation due to low emotional stability will moderate the relationships between both job demands and unethical behavior. Results fail to support the theoretical model. Methodological limitations are discussed as well as applications to future research.
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dc.language.isoen
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dc.subjectUnethical work behavior
dc.subjectSelf-regulation
dc.subjectJob demands
dc.subjectEmotional labor
dc.titleExploring How Job Demands and Emotional Labor Influence Self-Regulation and Unethical Behavior
dc.date.updated2018-02-15T17:58:54Z
dc.type.genreThesis
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.disciplinePsychology, Industrial and Organizational
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Houston
thesis.degree.departmentPsychology, Department of
dc.contributor.committeeMemberWerner, Steve
dc.creator.orcid0000-0001-7185-7691
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dc.format.digitalOriginborn digital
dc.description.departmentPsychology, Department of
thesis.degree.collegeCollege of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences


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