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Academic Journal of Business & Management, 2024, 6(1); doi: 10.25236/AJBM.2024.060133.

Research on the changing mechanism of negative workplace gossip on helping behavior in Chinese cultural context


Qiu Huaiying

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Qiu Huaiying

School of Business, Guangxi University, Nanning, 530000, Guangxi, China


Based on the moral cleansing theory, our study investigates the effect of negative workplace gossip on helping behavior. In our study, 170 employees of enterprises in China were investigated by Internet questionnaire. The results showed that guilt played a partial mediating role in the influence of negative workplace gossip on helping behavior. Our study further enriched moral cleansing theory, provided a new research perspective and theoretical basis for the study of negative workplace gossip, and also provided new enlightenment for enterprises to cope with employees' negative behaviors.


Moral cleansing theory, Face awareness, Negative workplace gossip, helping behavior

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Qiu Huaiying. Research on the changing mechanism of negative workplace gossip on helping behavior in Chinese cultural context. Academic Journal of Business & Management (2024) Vol. 6, Issue 1: 227-233. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJBM.2024.060133.


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