The Effect of Organizational Trauma on Social Undermining with the Mediating Roles of Sorrow of Comparison and Inert Envy

Document Type : Research Paper

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Department of Education, Faculty of Psychology and Education, University of Sistan and Baluchestan, Zahedan, Iran

10.30471/rsm.2024.10077.1351

Abstract

The purpose of the study is to investigate the effect of organizational trauma on social undermining with the mediating roles of sorrow of comparison and inert envy. The research method was descriptive-correlation. The statistical population of the research was all the full-time faculty members of the university of Sistan and Baluchestan in the academic year 2022-2023, by stratified random sampling 212 of them were selected and studied through questionnaires of organizational trauma (Vivian & Hormann, 2015), on social undermining (Duffy et al., 2002), social comparison orientation (Ahmadi Ghozlojeh & Mehdizadeh Tavasani, 2019) and envy (Valizadeh & Azarbayejani, 2010). Based on the findings, there was a positive and significant relationship between organizational trauma, social undermining, sorrow of comparison and inert envy, the direct effect of organizational trauma on social undermining was positively and significantly, the indirect effect of organizational trauma on social undermining with the mediating role of sorrow of comparison, and the indirect effect of organizational trauma on social undermining with the mediating role of inert envy was positively and significantly and inert envy was positively and significantly. Therefore, organizational principals provide the conditions to reduce negative phenomena such as organizational trauma, social undermining, sorrow of comparison and organizational envy by reducing discrimination and injustice, organizational support, emphasizing transparency, honesty and organizational trust, paying attention to collaborative management, paying attention to human interactions and conflicts, spreading ethics in the workplace, creating a meritocracy system, reducing unhealthy competition in the organization.

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