Lu Wang's research while affiliated with Australian National University and other places

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The steady upsurge of international labor migration has raised new and important questions for career scholars: how do migrant workers adjust to their work and living conditions and what accounts for their successful adaptation? We address this issue in two time-lagged and multi-source field studies involving Filipino migrant workers in the Middle...
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The COVID-19 pandemic represents a major global health crisis that continues to threaten public health and safety. Although the pandemic is still unfolding, measures to reduce the spread of the virus have spawned significant challenges to people's current work as well as their careers more generally. In this commentary, we discuss the implications...
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The pursuit of perfectionism resonates with many individuals across workplaces resulting in a recent flurry of research on the topic. While extant research has examined the costs and benefits of perfectionism at work, these efforts are scattered across multiple disciplines and utilize varying conceptualizations. As a result, we lack a coherent unde...
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Drawing from Career Construction Theory (Savickas, 2013) and Social Cognitive Theory (Bandura, 1986), we examine role modeling as a socialization mechanism that facilitates the transmission of career adaptability across generations. The proposed serial mediation model was tested using 187 grandparent-parent-grandchild triads. Results showed that ro...
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Integrating conservation of resources and attribution theories, this study investigates the extent to which perceived customer mistreatment increases customers’ negative word of mouth by reducing service workers’ subsequent customer-directed in-role performance and customer-directed organizational citizenship behaviors. We also hypothesized that cu...
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The mid-career stage is marked by a wider diversity of roles and responsibility in work and non-work life domains. To attain career success, mid-career workers cannot solely depend on their organization for information, skills, and training. Integrating career construction (Savickas, 2002) and conservation of resources (Hobfoll, 1989) perspectives,...
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Existing leadership research has presented conflicting views on the effects of leader anger expressions. The present research aims to reconcile these findings by proposing that the type of inferences followers make (i.e., motivation-focused inference or trait-focused inference) is a key factor determining the outcomes of leader anger expressions. T...
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Research on the effects of cultural diversity on individual team member performance has typically assumed a linear relationship, but has yielded mixed findings. In the study, we address these inconsistencies by hypothesizing an optimal (mid-range) level of diversity that maximizes performance. Given the potential for negative emotions to arise with...
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Play has gained increasing interest among progressive-minded managers as an important driver of motivation and productivity in work contexts. Despite its popularity in contemporary organizations, there is little consensus in the academic literature about the role of play in the workplace. This review organizes and synthesizes the current state of k...
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Using both experimental and field data, we examined how and what style of leader humor expression leads to positive work outcomes. We develop and test a dual process model (the affective mechanism and the cognitive mechanism) delineating the psychological process by which leader humor expressions influence follower outcomes. We test our model acros...
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The question of how leaders' expressions of anger influence their effectiveness has long intrigued researchers and practitioners. Drawing on emotions as social information theory, we suggest the effects of leaders' expressions of anger depend on both the type of violation about which anger is expressed and the type of leader who expresses it. We te...
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Integrating power dependence and gender role theories, we investigate the interactive effects of followers’ gender and leaders’ Machiavellian orientation in predicting followers’ usage of upward influence tactics. Using a sample of 156 matched leader–follower dyads, we found that followers’ gender moderated the relationship between Time 1 leaders’...
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Research in tourism management is yet to examine the role of psychological contracts in shaping organizational identification and influencing service-oriented behaviors of frontline employees. Drawing upon psychological contract and social identity theories, we propose a theoretical model that links the two types of psychological contracts (relatio...
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Poor communication in teams has been found to result in disappointing team performance. Integrating research on team communication and laughter, we tested hypotheses about the relationship between working dyads' patterns of laughter and their open communication and effectiveness. We examined two patterns of laughter: shared laughter occurs when bot...
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Engaging in romantic relationships at work, especially with one’s superiors (i.e., hierarchical workplace romance; [HWR]), has generally been shown to negatively impact the participants involved. However, less attention has focused on its impact on the career advancement of lower status romance participants and when such an impact is exacerbated. T...
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Purpose – Previous research has demonstrated the importance of emotion recognition ability in negotiations and leadership, but scant research has investigated the role of emotion recognition ability in service contexts. The purpose of this paper is to propose and test a compensatory model in which service employees’ emotion recognition ability help...
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Purpose The purpose of this study was to investigate the intrapersonal effects of anger suppression in negotiations. Specifically, we examined when and how anger suppression influences negotiation effectiveness, proposing that suppressing anger may reduce negotiators’ ability to focus on the negotiation and increase their cognitive exhaustion, both...
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Drawing upon the General Aggression Model, we examined the role of subordinates’ neuroticism in strengthening the relationship between abusive supervision and workplace deviance. Results revealed that Time 1 abusive supervision was positively related to Time 2 personnel records of workplace deviance measured 18 months later. Further, subordinates’...
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Purpose This paper examines whether, when, and how humor can increase individuals’ persistence. Design/Methodology/Approach Two laboratory studies were conducted using 124 students from a large Australian university to examine the causal impact of humor exposure on persistence. Findings The results show that exposure to humor increases individ...
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Increasing research has focused on understanding whether anger expression contributes to effective leadership, and findings have shown both positive and negative effects of leader’s anger expression. To reconcile the conflicting results, we proposed and examined one contextual factor—whether leader’s anger concerns matters of followers’ integrity o...
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Persistence is often the key to business and career success with many occupations requiring individuals to persist at tasks and maintain their efforts in order to achieve their goals. The ability to persist often separates those who eventually achieve success and those who do not. Research on the psychology of persistence suggests that persistence...
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In this study, we use implicit leadership theory to investigate how leader integrity, one of the most important traditional Chinese virtues, influences subordinates’ organizational citizenship behaviour (OCB) in the Chinese context. The results of our survey reveal that leader integrity is associated with subordinates’ OCB, and that this relationsh...
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In this study, we use implicit leadership theory to investigate how leader integrity, one of the most important traditional Chinese virtues, influences subordinates’ organizational citizenship behavior (OCB) in the Chinese context. The results of our survey reveal that leader integrity is associated with subordinates’ OCB, and that this relationshi...
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Drawing upon the general aggression model, general theory of crime, and the integrative cognitive model of trait anger, we examined the role of self-control in buffering the effects of negative reciprocity beliefs and trait anger on workplace deviance. A total of 125 employees participated in the study. Results supported the hypothesized direct eff...

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... Deng et al. (2021) stated in their study with adolescents that emotion regulation skills serve as a shield in protecting mental health. Emotion regulation skills have a positive effect on the psychological health of individuals, especially unexpected and sudden health crises such as the Covid-19 pandemic (Panayiotou et al., 2021;Restubog et al., 2020). The effects of emotion regulation skills on the well-being of adults during the pandemic period are widely accepted (Gubler et al., 2020;Yue et al., 2021); however, very few studies have addressed the effects on adolescents' well-being (Schunk et al., 2021). ...
... Perfectionism is attracting increasing of attention among occupational health researchers and practitioners (Harari et al., 2018;Ocampo et al., 2020) Although perfectionism may be hypothesized to confer an advantage for workers in many settings (e.g., foster motivation and work engagement), overall results suggest that it does not exceed the adverse effects (Smith et al., , 2022. Recent meta-analyses showed that perfectionism has a negative impact on the well-being of workers, sharing a positive association with psychological strain, stress, fatigue, and workaholism (Harari et al., 2018;Ocampo et al., 2020). ...
... 2. Literature and hypotheses 2.1 Career adaptability Individuals' ability to cope with the recent and upcoming career-related challenges is termed career adaptability (Garcia et al., 2019). A more precise definition of career adaptability is the individual's "readiness to cope with the predictable tasks of preparing for and participating in the work role and with the unpredictable adjustments prompted by changes in work and working conditions" (Savickas, 1997, p. 254). ...
... Employees seek revenge from customers, which can take aggressive as well as submissive forms (Bedi & Schat, 2017). In response to customer mistreatment, employees reciprocate with equally destructive behaviors; i.e., lack of interest to help customers during service encounters (Garcia et al., 2019). As argued by Schepers and van der Borgh (2020), the frontline workers' role differs across cultures, including interactions between frontlines and customers. ...
... Career adaptability is an important concept in the career development process. With the increase of career adaptability, individuals' career optimism and self-efficacy (McLennan et al., 2017), career determination (Hirschi, 2010) and career satisfaction (Ocampo et al., 2018). ...
... That is, supervisors are interpreted as delivering negative feedback for the good of employees, the organization, and other stakeholders. Such supervisors are normally perceived as effective (Atwater et al., 1997;Shao et al., 2018), likely to attract favorable attitudes from their employees. Faced with the supervisor's expectations that employees will improve their performance, employees are motivated to approach a task by making substantial improvements (Gaddis et al., 2004), which also entail learning. ...
... We also contribute to culture studies that address how power distance influences one's understanding of humor. Future studies must focus on not only the sender of humor but also the receiver (Hu et al., 2017). ...
... Emotional regulation is deemed a vital aspect of successful diversity management in workplaces (Ashkanasay et al. 2002;Hui et al. 2017) particularly where superdiversity brings greater complexity and challenges to interpersonal relationships and interactions between staff. Increased incidences of conflict and tension, suspicion, misunderstanding and a reduction in trust and communication (Bassett-Jones 2005;DiTomaso et al. 2007;Homan et al. 2007;Horwits and Horwitz 2007;Prieto et al. 2009;Wickramasinghe and Nandula 2015) have been attributed to higher levels of diversity, raising concerns about the barriers to maximising the benefits of diversity (Gardenswartz et al. 2010). ...
... Correspondingly, there is consistent scholarly attention on improving creativity at work (Bakker, Petrou et al., 2020;Scharp et al., 2019;Schutte & Malouff, 2020). Recent studies have indicated that when employees make their job fun and enjoyable (Petelczyc et al., 2018), they tend to be more creative. Consistent with these insights, multinational companies like Google enable their engineers to do their work in a fun and playful way -for example, they may "design their own desks or work stations out of what resemble oversize Tinker Toys" (Stewart, 2013). ...
... We used the critical incident technique (Aquino et al., 2006;Wang et al., 2018) to elicit salient experiences of action and transition phases. First, we asked participants to complete the following task: to think back over the last months as a firefighter and recall the last incident where they experienced an acute, serious, and dangerous firefighting operation. ...