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When distress hits home: The role of contextual factors and psychological distress in predicting employees' responses to abusive supervision

Restubog, Simon; Scott, Kristin L; Zagenczyk, Thomas J.


We developed a model of the relationships among aggressive norms, abusive supervision, psychological distress, family undermining, and supervisor-directed deviance. We tested the model in 2 studies using multisource data: a 3-wave investigation of 184 full-time employees (Study 1) and a 2-wave investigation of 188 restaurant workers (Study 2). Results revealed that (a) abusive supervision mediated the relationship between aggressive norms and psychological distress, (b) psychological distress...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Applied Psychology
DOI: 10.1037/a0021593


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