The Impact of Ostracism on Work Effort: A Comparison between Turkish and Azerbaijani Employees

Erman Türkmen, Altan Doğan, Ayşegül Karaeminoğulları

Abstract


Ostracism is a critical issue with its influence on employee motivation, employee performance and hence on organizational success. The purpose of this cross cultural study is to investigate whether being a victim of ostracism in the workplace has an impact on work effort or not. Additionally, it aims a comparative examination of differences between Turkish and Azerbaijani employees in terms of workplace ostracism and work effort, with regard to factors such as gender and sector of employment. Results confirm that, experiencing ostracism in the workplace decreases the amount of work effort in a sample of 240 Turkish and Azerbaijani employees. Furthermore, the results also show that, Azerbaijani employees are being subject to workplace ostracism behaviors more than Turkish employees and there are statistically significant differences between male and female employees in terms of workplace ostracism and work effort.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/ijhrs.v6i4.10300

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