Empowered Employees As Social Deviants: The Role Of Abusive Supervision

Jeremy D. Mackey, Florida State University
Rachel E. Frieder, Old Dominion University
Pamela L. Perrewé, Florida State University
Vickie C. Gallagher, Cleveland State University


Purpose The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of psychological empowerment on the relationship between perceptions of abusive supervision and interpersonal deviance. Design/Methodology/Approach Data were obtained from members of a professional hotel management association (Sample 1: n = 96) and a diverse group of full-time employees (Sample 2: n = 130). We used hierarchical moderated multiple regression analyses to examine the effects of the perceived supervisory abuse 9 psychological empowerment interaction on coworker- and supervisordirected deviance.