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Manager sense of envy and employee overqualification: The moderating role of job outcomes

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posted on 2022-08-10, 22:12 authored by Osama KhassawnehOsama Khassawneh, Tamara Mohammad


In this study, we suggest that manager’s envy will moderate the relationship between overqualification and job-related outcomes (employee turnover, job satisfaction and, performance appraisal). We examined our hypotheses using a sample of 322 employees working in five star hotels in United Arab Emirates (UAE), gathered across five time periods. The findings indicated that overqualification was more strongly and negatively related to employee job satisfaction when managers reported high envy. Furthermore, when envy was high, employee overqualification was positively related to job turnover. Performance appraisal had no direct or moderated effects. The implications for the literatures on overqualification and envy were addressed.


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American University of Ras Al Khaimah

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