Internal communication and prosocial service behaviors of front-line employees:investigating mediating mechanisms


This paper contributes to the prosocial service behavior (PSB) literature by developing and testing a conceptual framework to investigate the mediating mechanisms underlying the relationships between internal communication and PSBs. Data collected from front-line employees (FLEs) in a UK based service organization was used to test our conceptual framework. Our findings demonstrate that FLE perceptions of internal communication practices influence their role stress and organizational commitment, which, in turn, influence their PSBs. The results highlight the significance of studying role stress and organizational commitment as mediators in the relationship between internal communication and PSBs. The limitations of the study are then sketched, and suggestions for future research are also provided.

Divisions: College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Business School > Marketing & Strategy
College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Business School > Aston India Foundation for Applied Research
Additional Information: © 2016, Elsevier. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
Publication ISSN: 1873-7978
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2023 11:14
Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2019 14:37
Full Text Link: 10.1016/j.jbusres.2016.03.038
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PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2016-10-01
Published Online Date: 2016-04-14
Accepted Date: 2016-03-14
Submitted Date: 2014-07-21
Authors: Malhotra, Neeru
Ackfeldt, Anna-Lena

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