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Does anger expression help or harm leader effectiveness? The role of competence-based versus integrity-based violations and abusive supervision

Wang, Lu (Nick); Restubog, Simon; Lu, Vinh; Shao, Bo (Jeff); Van Kleef, Gerben


The question of how leaders’ expressions of anger influence their effectiveness has long intrigued researchers and practitioners. Drawing on emotions as social information theory, we suggest the effects of leaders’ expressions of anger depend on both the type of violation about which anger is expressed and the type of leader who expresses it. We test this in a series of studies using experimental and field methods. Study 1 shows that a leader’s anger expression in response to followers’...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: The Academy of Management Journal
DOI: 10.5465/amj.2015.0460
Access Rights: Open Access


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