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The Frontiers of Society, Science and Technology, 2022, 4(9); doi: 10.25236/FSST.2022.040914.

Roles of Self-Construal in Workplace Dynamics


Amelia Zhao

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Amelia Zhao

McGill University, Montreal, Canada


People with independent self-construal value individuality and self-realization [8]. The author expected these individuals to show an increased tendency to report ethical issues at work and a lower extent of mental impact from workplace gossip. In the studies, 22 current McGill University students were surveyed, and the results revealed a weak positive correlation between independent self-construal level and ethical-issue reporting behaviours, as well as a stronger negative correlation between independent self-construal level and the psychological impact of workplace gossip. The findings suggest that independent self-construal plays a less significant role in workplace dynamics than anticipated among current university students and provide managerial implications.


Self-Construal, Ethical Issue Reporting, Workplace Gossip, Affective Commitment, Psychological Impact

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Amelia Zhao. Roles of Self-Construal in Workplace Dynamics. The Frontiers of Society, Science and Technology (2022) Vol. 4, Issue 9: 64-71. https://doi.org/10.25236/FSST.2022.040914.


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