Organizational Frustration: A Model and Review of the Literature
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A model that describes the effects of frustration on individual behavior in organizations is presented. Included is a discussion of the definitional problems with the frustration construct as well as a brief overview of laboratory research. This research is used to develop a model of organizational frustration and its behavioral effects, including increased and decreased job performance, organizational aggression (e.g., sabotage, strikes, work slowdowns, and stealing), absenteeism and turnover. Supporting evidence is supplied by the few studies which have investigated frustration in field and simulated organizational settings. Finally, frustration is shown to provide an alternative explanation to the effects of job dissatisfaction, inequity and participation in organizational change.
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Personnel Psychology, v. 31, issue 4, p. 815-829
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Spector, Paul E., "Organizational Frustration: A Model and Review of the Literature" (1978). Psychology Faculty Publications. 614.