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In pursuit of power: The role of authoritarian leadership in the relationship between supervisors' Machiavellianism and subordinates' perceptions of abusive supervisory behaviour

Kiazad, Kohyar; Restubog, Simon; Zagenczyk, Thomas J.; Kiewitz, Christian; Tang, Robert L.


In this paper, we considered both supervisor (personality and leadership behavior) and victim characteristics (organization-based self-esteem) in predicting perceptions of abusive supervision. We tested our model in two studies consisting of supervisor-subordinate dyads from Australia and the Philippines. Specifically, we found that: (1) supervisor Machiavellianism was positively associated with subordinate perceptions of abusive supervision; (2) subordinate perceptions of authoritarian...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Research in Personality
DOI: 10.1016/j.jrp.2010.06.004


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