Deadly Sin or Thriving Glory? An Examination of the Pride-Performance Relationship

Yuenlam BAVIK, Xiang ZHOU, Yifeng CHEN

Research output: Other Conference ContributionsAbstractpeer-review


The emerging body of research that explores the implications of pride to individuals and organizations has yet obtained conclusive results. Adopting a functional and evolutionary perspective of emotion, this study unpacks such a black box by examining how pride, as a dual-facet construct which comprises of authentic pride and hubristic pride, may be related to job performance in an ambivalent manner through knowledge hiding. We also test the moderating effect of psychological safety in governing the indirect relationships. Results of a field study provided support for the mediating role of knowledge hiding in the positive relationship between authentic pride and performance, and the negative relationship between hubristic pride and performance. Further, psychological safety was found to strengthen the indirect effect of authentic pride on performance. Our findings are summarized along with discussion on theoretical contributions and practical implications.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 30 Nov 2017
EventAcademy of Management Annual Conference 2017 - United States, Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Duration: 4 Aug 20177 Aug 2017


ConferenceAcademy of Management Annual Conference 2017
Abbreviated titleAOM2017
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityAtlanta, Georgia
OtherAcademy of Management
Internet address


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