The purpose of this study was to explore the degree to which individual differences, in general, and aggressive communication traits, in particular, influenced employees'dissent strategy selections. Employees completed self-report instruments describing their levels of verbal aggressiveness, argumentativeness, and how they chose to express dissent concerning organizational practices and policies. Results indicated that argumentativeness, verbal aggressiveness, and organizational position predicted articulated and latent dissent use. Results also indicated that individual differences did not predict the use of displaced dissent.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Strategy and Management