Dejun Tony Kong's research while affiliated with University of South Florida and other places

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Though gratitude research in organizational behavior (OB) is nascent, this emotion has a rich history in the social sciences. Research has shown gratitude to promote prosocial behaviors, encourage personal well-being, and foster interpersonal relationships. However, gratitude research has been siloed among these three outcomes of gratitude (moral,...
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Objective Although past research has shown the negative consequences of state inauthenticity (i.e., the experience of inauthenticity), what triggers state inauthenticity remains to be better understood. We focus on leader Machiavellianism (Mach), defined as the extent to which leaders engage in unethical and manipulative behaviors to attain their g...
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The COVID-19 pandemic has caused hundreds of thousands of deaths in the U.S. As chief strategists of their respective firms, how do Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) react to mortality salience associated with the number of new daily COVID deaths in the U.S.? To answer this question, we integrate terror management theory (TMT) with regulatory focus t...
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Displaying partial trust in exchanges between strangers is a common practice, but it does not effectively promote reciprocation. This is an intriguing phenomenon that warrants investigations regarding social mechanisms that can promote reciprocation without changing the level of trust. We seek to examine, given a partial-trust act, whether framing...

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... Conversely, in the initial phase of the pandemic, Germany was lauded by most for a 'swifter reaction' in implementing lockdowns (Ellyatt, 2020). These diverse lockdown responses occurred although the WHO recognized the need for governments to impose these effective but socioeconomically costly interventions (Karatayev et al., 2020;WHO, 2020) since Covid-19 was (and is) remarkably virulent and quick to spread (Cookson et al., 2020;Li et al., 2021). ...