Singh publishes a paper in Organization Management Journal, the official journal of the Eastern Academy of Management.
By Erin Manchuso '19
Barjinder Singh, assistant professor of management in the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business, co-authored the paper, “Work-Family Conflict and Counterproductive Work Behaviors: Moderating Role of Regulatory Focus and Mediating Role of Affect,” which was published by the Organization Management Journal.
Singh co-authored this paper with Peggy Cloninger, professor of management at University of Houston-Victoria, Kaumundi Misra, assistant professor of management at California State University East Bay, and Selvarajan Thirumalai Thattai, associate professor of management at California State University East Bay.
This study builds on the structural model of stress and regulatory focus theory to clarify the relationship between work-family conflict and counterproductive work behaviors, via mediating role of negative affect and moderating role of regulatory focus.
The paper’s abstract reads:
“Evidence suggests work–family conflict can lead to numerous negative consequences in the workplace, including behaviors detrimental to the organization and its members, such as counterproductive work behaviors (CWBs). Yet relatively little research has addressed the relationship between work–family conflict and CWBs. This study builds on the structural model of stress and regulatory focus theory to addresses this major gap in the literature. Our model proposes that negative affect and self-regulation can help us understand how and why work–family conflict may be related to CWBs. We hypothesize that work–family conflict is positively related to negative affect, which in turn is positively related to CWBs, and regulatory focus moderates the relationship between work–family conflict and CWBs. A survey of 332 employees shows work–family conflict is directly related to CWBs, indirectly related to CWBs via negative affect, and the relationship is moderated by regulatory prevention focus. We discuss implications for theory and practice.”
Singh was a tenured associate professor at the University of Houston System before joining Elon University’s faculty fall of 2017. His research interests include pursuing the highest levels of excellence within the organizational behavior and human resource management fields.
Organization Management Journal publishes papers that address the intersection of theoretical insight and practical application of organizational behavior, business strategy and policy, organizational theory, human resource management, and management education. Organization Management Journal is a blind peer-reviewed online publication sponsored by the Eastern Academy of Management.