Title: The relationship between curiosity and thriving at work: implications for constructive voice behaviour

Authors: Ghulam Abid; Alia Ahmed; Tehmina Fiaz Qazi; Saira Ahmed; Talat Islam

Addresses: School of Business Administration, National College of Business Administration and Economics, Lahore, Pakistan ' School of Business Administration, National College of Business Administration and Economics, Lahore, Pakistan ' Institute of Business and Management, University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan ' Institute of Business and Management, University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan ' Institute of Business Administration, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan

Abstract: Soliciting and incorporating the constructive voice of employees is very essential for a competitive edge of an organisation. We tested that thriving employees and employees with high curiosity are more prone to constructive voice behaviour. Data were collected in two waves over a two-month time period from multiple sources, i.e., 421 employees and 280 supervisors and managers working in diverse service organisations. The findings of our research support the notion that thriving and curiosity are important predictors whereas, increase in incivility restrains voice behaviours. We have discussed the strengths, practical implications, as also the directions for future research on constructive voice behaviour.

Keywords: curiosity; thriving at work; incivility; constructive voice behaviour; CVB.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBEX.2020.10035524

International Journal of Business Excellence, 2022 Vol.27 No.4, pp.479 - 501

Received: 11 Nov 2019
Accepted: 13 Jan 2020

Published online: 30 Aug 2022 *

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