Empowered Employees As Social Deviants: The Role Of Abusive Supervision
Journal of Business and Psychology
abusive supervision; workplace deviance; empowerment; displaced agression; human resources
Business Administration, Management, and Operations | Human Resources Management | Psychology
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.
Mackey, J.D., Frieder, R.E., Perrewé, P.L., Gallagher, V.C., Brymer, R.A. (2015). Empowered employees as social deviants: The role of abusive supervision. Journal of Business and Psychology, 30(1), 149-162. doi: 10.1007/s10869-014-9345-x