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A Cross-Cultural Examination of Subordinates' Perceptions of and Reactions to Abusive Supervision

Vogel, Ryan M.; Mitchell, Marie S.; Tepper, Bennett J.; Restubog, Simon; Hu, Changya; Hua, Wei; Huang, Jui-Chieh


This manuscript explores cross-cultural differences in reactions to perceived abusive supervision. Based on an integration of fairness heuristic theory with principles about cross-cultural differences in the importance of hierarchical status, we theorize that subordinates from the Anglo culture perceive and react to abusive supervision more negatively than subordinates from the Confucian Asian culture. The predictions were tested within two field studies. Study 1 results show that culture...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Organizational Behavior
DOI: 10.1002/job.1984


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