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Roots run deep: investigating psychological mechanisms between history of family aggression and abusive supervision

Garcia, Patrick Raymund James M.; Restubog, Simon Lloyd D.; Kiewitz, Christian; Scott, Kristin L.; Tang, Robert L.


In this article, we examine the relationships between supervisor-level factors and abusive supervision. Drawing from social learning theory (Bandura, 1973), we argue that supervisors' history of family aggression indirectly impacts abusive supervision via both hostile cognitions and hostile affect, with angry rumination functioning as a first-stage moderator. Using multisource data, we tested the proposed relationships in a series of 4 studies, each providing evidence of constructive...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014-09
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Applied Psychology
DOI: 10.1037/a0036463


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