Social undermining in the workplace

Michelle K. Duffy, Daniel C. Ganster, Milan Pagon

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An interactive model of social undermining and social support in the workplace was developed and tested among police officers in the Republic of Slovenia. As predicted, social undermining was significantly associated with employee outcomes, in most cases more strongly than was social support. High levels of undermining and support from the same source were associated with negative outcomes. However, support from one source appeared to only modestly attenuate the negative effects of social undermining from another source.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)331-351
Number of pages21
JournalAcademy of Management Journal
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2002


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