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dc.contributor.authorLindebaum, Dirk
dc.contributor.authorJordan, Peter J
dc.contributor.authorMorris, Lucy
dc.date.accessioned2017-11-29T04:25:40Z
dc.date.available2017-11-29T04:25:40Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.issn0018-7267
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0018726715593350
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/82132
dc.description.abstractRecent studies have highlighted the utility of anger at work, suggesting that anger can have positive outcomes. Using the Dual Threshold Model, we assess the positive and negative consequences of anger expressions at work and focus on the conditions under which expressions of anger crossing the impropriety threshold are perceived as productive or counterproductive by observers or targets of that anger. To explore this phenomenon, we conducted a phenomenological study (n = 20) to probe the lived experiences of followers (as observers and targets) associated with anger expressions by military leaders. The nature of task (e.g. the display rules prescribed for combat situations) emerged as one condition under which the crossing of the impropriety threshold leads to positive outcomes of anger expressions. Our data reveal tensions between emotional display rules and emotional display norms in the military, thereby fostering paradoxical attitudes toward anger expression and its consequences among followers. Within this paradoxical space, anger expressions have both positive (asymmetrical) and negative (symmetrical) consequences. We place our findings in the context of the Dual Threshold Model, discuss the practical implications of our research and offer avenues for future studies.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherSage Publications
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1
dc.relation.ispartofpageto24
dc.relation.ispartofjournalHuman Relations
dc.subject.fieldofresearchOrganisational Behaviour
dc.subject.fieldofresearchBusiness and Management
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSociology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode150311
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1503
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1608
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1701
dc.titleSymmetrical and asymmetrical outcomes of leader anger expression: A qualitative study of army personnel
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
dcterms.licensehttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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gro.rights.copyright© 2016 The Author(s). This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, which permits any use, reproduction and distribution of the work without further permission provided the original work is attributed as specified on the SAGE and Open Access page (https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/open-access-at-sage).
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gro.griffith.authorJordan, Peter J.


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