Abusive Supervision, Intentions to Quit, and Employees' Workplace Deviance: A Power/Dependence Analysis
We conducted a two-study examination of relationships between abusive supervision and subordinates’ workplace deviance. Consistent with predictions derived from power/dependence theory, the results of a cross-sectional study with employees from three organizations suggest that abusive supervision is more strongly associated with subordinates’ organization deviance and supervisor-directed deviance when subordinates’ intention to quit is higher. The results also support the prediction that when intention to quit is higher, abusive supervision is more strongly associated with supervisor-directed deviance than with organization-directed deviance. These results were replicated in a second study, a two-wave investigation of people employed in a variety of industries and occupations.
Abusive supervision, Intention to quit, Workplace deviance, Power/dependence
Human Resources Management | Organizational Behavior and Theory
Organisational Behaviour and Human Resources
Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes
Tepper, B.; Carr, J.; Breaux, D.; Geider, S.; Hu, C.; Lockhart, D.; and HUA, Wei.
Abusive Supervision, Intentions to Quit, and Employees' Workplace Deviance: A Power/Dependence Analysis. (2009). Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes. 109, (2), 156-167. Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business.
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