Abusive Supervision and Subordinates' Organization Deviance

Bennett J. Tepper, Christine A. Henle, Lisa Schurer Lambert, Robert A. Giacalone, Michelle K. Duffy

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The authors developed an integrated model of the relationships among abusive supervision, affective organizational commitment, norms toward organization deviance, and organization deviance and tested the framework in 2 studies: a 2-wave investigation of 243 supervised employees and a cross-sectional study of 247 employees organized into 68 work groups. Path analytic tests of mediated moderation provide support for the prediction that the mediated effect of abusive supervision on organization deviance (through affective commitment) is stronger when employees perceive that their coworkers are more approving of organization deviance (Study 1) and when coworkers perform more acts of organization deviance (Study 2).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)721-732
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Applied Psychology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 1 2008


  • abusive supervision
  • affective commitment
  • organization deviance


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