It’s About Time

The Role of Locomotion in Withdrawal Behavior

Jocelyn Belanger, Antonio Pierro, Romina Mauro, Alessandra Falco, Nicola De Carlo, Arie W. Kruglanski

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    Abstract

    Introduction: Locomotion is defined as a self-regulatory orientation that involves committing personal resources to initiate and maintain goal-directed activities Kruglanski et al. (J Personal Social Psychol 79: 793, 2000). This article examines the relation between locomotion and withdrawal behaviors in organizational setting. Materials and Methods: In the first study, police officers’ (N = 203) locomotion was negatively related to self-report measures of absenteeism and lateness. In the second study, bank employees’ (N = 297) locomotion was negatively related to withdrawal behaviors as evinced by organizational records including hours of absenteeism, lateness, and early departures. In the third study, a two-wave research design replicated the results of Study 2 by demonstrating that telecommunication employees’ (N = 69) locomotion measured at Time 1 was negatively related to their respective withdrawal behaviors 3 months later at Time 2. Conclusion: Overall, these three studies support the notion that locomotion impacts a plurality of withdrawal behaviors in different organizational settings. Consequently, locomotion can be a pertinent and valuable psychometric tool for managers and human resources interested in improving organizational effectiveness.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)265-278
    Number of pages14
    JournalJournal of Business and Psychology
    Volume31
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Jun 1 2016

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    Locomotion
    Absenteeism
    Telecommunications
    Police
    Psychometrics
    Self Report
    Research Design
    Employees

    Keywords

    • Absenteeism
    • Early departures
    • Lateness
    • Withdrawal behaviors

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Business and International Management
    • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
    • Applied Psychology
    • Psychology(all)

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    Belanger, J., Pierro, A., Mauro, R., Falco, A., De Carlo, N., & Kruglanski, A. W. (2016). It’s About Time: The Role of Locomotion in Withdrawal Behavior. Journal of Business and Psychology, 31(2), 265-278. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10869-015-9409-6

    It’s About Time : The Role of Locomotion in Withdrawal Behavior. / Belanger, Jocelyn; Pierro, Antonio; Mauro, Romina; Falco, Alessandra; De Carlo, Nicola; Kruglanski, Arie W.

    In: Journal of Business and Psychology, Vol. 31, No. 2, 01.06.2016, p. 265-278.

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    Belanger, J, Pierro, A, Mauro, R, Falco, A, De Carlo, N & Kruglanski, AW 2016, 'It’s About Time: The Role of Locomotion in Withdrawal Behavior', Journal of Business and Psychology, vol. 31, no. 2, pp. 265-278. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10869-015-9409-6
    Belanger J, Pierro A, Mauro R, Falco A, De Carlo N, Kruglanski AW. It’s About Time: The Role of Locomotion in Withdrawal Behavior. Journal of Business and Psychology. 2016 Jun 1;31(2):265-278. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10869-015-9409-6
    Belanger, Jocelyn ; Pierro, Antonio ; Mauro, Romina ; Falco, Alessandra ; De Carlo, Nicola ; Kruglanski, Arie W. / It’s About Time : The Role of Locomotion in Withdrawal Behavior. In: Journal of Business and Psychology. 2016 ; Vol. 31, No. 2. pp. 265-278.
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