You are on Mute, an Empirical Study on Identity Threat and Resilience on Voice Patterns with the Moderating Effect of Supervisor Incivility

Doctoral Candidate Name: 
Tyler Coker
Business Administration: DBA

This dissertation explores employee voice behaviors, specifically promotive voice and prohibitive voice. Literature acknowledges that employee voice behaviors are primarily measured at the individual level. However, there is a need for more research on employees' experiences or the potential influence that supervisors have on employees' voices (promotive and prohibitive) through actions such as supervisor incivility. Drawing from Conservation of Resource theory and the resource of Psychological Safety as the theoretical framework. This study reviews the interaction of experiences such as employee resiliency, threats to employee identity, and employee voice behaviors with moderating effects of supervisor incivility. A sample size of employees (N= 294) provides support for the relationship between employee resiliency and promotive voice behaviors. In addition, the study provides insights on practical implementation and future research in academia.

Defense Date and Time: 
Friday, March 29, 2024 - 9:00am
Defense Location: 
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Committee Chair's Name: 
Dr. Laura Stanley
Committee Members: 
Dr. Franz Kellermanns; Dr. Craig Depken; Dr. Reginald Silver