A Study of Negative Reputation in the Workplace Academic Article uri icon


  • In an attempt to better understand how a negative reputation may affect one’s career, a series of hypotheses which offer an overview of negative personal reputation are tested, utilizing both a lab and a field study. Based upon the existing theory, these hypotheses explore negative reputation in the context of employees in organizations, suggesting that although often negative reputations are undesirable, at times individuals may be motivated to develop such reputations because they may confer benefits to one’s career.

published proceedings

  • Journal of Career Assessment

author list (cited authors)

  • Zinko, R., Furner, C. P., Prati, L. M., Heyden, M., & Tuchtan, C.

publication date

  • January 1, 2017 11:11 AM