Respect, bullying, and public sector work outcomes in Vietnam

Diep T. N. Nguyen, Stephen T. T. Teo, Steven L. Grover, Nguyen P. Nguyen

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This article examines empirical links between a subordinate’s felt recognition respect from his/her supervisor, the subordinate’s appraisal respect for that supervisor, and bullying, work engagement, and organizational citizenship behaviour in Vietnam’s public sector. Data from 274 employees in six branches of a public sector agency were used to test the hypothesized model. Within Vietnam’s public sector, the followers who receive recognition respect from the leaders have greater appraisal respect for their leaders, experience less bullying, and reveal higher work engagement and organizational citizenship behaviour. This article theoretically and empirically contributes to the respect literature developed in the Western context.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)863-889
Number of pages27
JournalPublic Management Review
Issue number6
Early online date31 Oct 2018
Publication statusPublished - 3 Jun 2019
Externally publishedYes


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