The moderating effects of personality on the relationship between abusive supervision and counterproductive work behaviors | Midot
Publication year:2013
Published in: Journal of Personnel Psychology, 12(4), 196-200
Authors:Sulea, C., Fine, S., Fischmann, G., Sava, F. A., & Dumitru, C.
Article abstract

While counterproductive work behaviors (CWB) are considered to be associated with both personal and situational antecedents, the relationship between these two factors is not entirely understood. Toward a better understanding of this issue, the present study examined the moderating effects of personality traits on the relationship between a specific situational stressor, abusive supervision, and organization-targeted counterproductive behaviors (CWB-O). The results found significant main effects for both abusive supervision and personality, as expected, as well as a significant interaction between them, whereby employees with low scores in conscientiousness, agreeableness, and/or emotional stability were more likely to engage in CWB-O in response to abusive behaviors from their supervisors.

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