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A model for evaluating the paradoxical impacts of organizational members’ social use of SNSs on destructive voice

Gholam ali Tabarsa (Shahid Beheshti University, Faculty of Management and Accounting, Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran)
Mohammad Olfat (Shahid Beheshti University, Faculty of Management and Accounting, Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran)
Sajjad Shokouhyar (Shahid Beheshti University, Faculty of Management and Accounting, Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran)

Journal of Indian Business Research

ISSN: 1755-4195

Article publication date: 30 January 2019

Issue publication date: 21 August 2019

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Abstract

Purpose

This study aims to investigate the influence of organizational members’ social use of social networking sites (SNSs) on employees’ destructive voice directly and considering the mediating role of job satisfaction and affective commitment to the organization.

Design/methodology/approach

In total, 240 employees of Asia-tech Company have participated in this study. To test the hypotheses, the researchers have used the partial least squares (PLS) method with the help of smart PLS software (version 2.0).

Findings

The results showed that organizational members’ social use of SNSs has a positive effect on destructive voice directly and considering job satisfaction as a mediator. However, social use of SNSs in the workplace considering the mediating role of affective commitment has a negative effect on destructive voice.

Practical/implications

The results of the study edify managers on how social use of SNSs in the workplace has paradoxical effects on destructive voice directly and regarding affective commitment as a mediating variable. Thus, the main contribution of this study is the fact that although social use of SNSs has many advantages such as promotion of job satisfaction and affective commitment in the workplace, it might have some detrimental effect such as reinforcement of destructive voice.

Originality/value

The model presented in this study is totally unique. Moreover, the investigations showed that there is no documented study regarding the examination of the effect of social use of SNSs on destructive voice directly and considering the mediating role of job satisfaction and affective commitment.

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Citation

Tabarsa, G.a., Olfat, M. and Shokouhyar, S. (2019), "A model for evaluating the paradoxical impacts of organizational members’ social use of SNSs on destructive voice", Journal of Indian Business Research, Vol. 11 No. 3, pp. 244-262. https://doi.org/10.1108/JIBR-05-2018-0156

Publisher

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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