Skip navigation
Skip navigation

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.

Description

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]

dc.contributor.authorGarcia, Patrick Raymund James M.
dc.contributor.authorRestubog, Simon Lloyd D.
dc.contributor.authorKiewitz, Christian
dc.contributor.authorScott, Kristin L.
dc.contributor.authorTang, Robert L.
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-25T04:18:32Z
dc.date.available2015-05-25T04:18:32Z
dc.identifier.issn1939-1854
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/13574
dc.description.abstractIn 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 replication. In Study 1, we found positive relationships between supervisors' history of family aggression, hostile affect, explicit hostile cognitions, and abusive supervision. We obtained the same pattern of results in Studies 2, 3, and 4 using an implicit measure of hostile cognitions and controlling for previously established antecedents of abusive supervision. Angry rumination moderated the indirect relationship between supervisors' history of family aggression and abusive supervision via hostile affect only. Overall, the results highlight the important role of supervisor-level factors in the abusive supervision dynamics.
dc.publisherAmerican Psychological Association
dc.sourceJournal of Applied Psychology
dc.titleRoots run deep: investigating psychological mechanisms between history of family aggression and abusive supervision
dc.typeJournal article
local.identifier.citationvolume99
dc.date.issued2014-09
local.identifier.absfor150311 - Organisational Behaviour
local.identifier.ariespublicationu5034689xPUB106
local.publisher.urlhttp://www.apa.org/
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationGarcia, P., Research School of Management, The Australian National University
local.contributor.affiliationRestubog, S., Research School of Management, The Australian National University
local.identifier.essn1939-1854
local.bibliographicCitation.issue5
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage883
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage897
local.identifier.doi10.1037/a0036463
local.identifier.absseo970115 - Expanding Knowledge in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
dc.date.updated2015-12-08T09:15:44Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-84925880453
local.identifier.thomsonID000341842200007
CollectionsANU Research Publications

Download

There are no files associated with this item.


Items in Open Research are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

Updated:  19 May 2020/ Responsible Officer:  University Librarian/ Page Contact:  Library Systems & Web Coordinator