A review of abusive supervision research

Martinko, Mark J., Harvey, Paul, Brees, Jeremy R. and Mackey, Jeremy (2013) A review of abusive supervision research. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 34 Suppl. 1: S120-S137. doi:10.1002/job.1888

Author Martinko, Mark J.
Harvey, Paul
Brees, Jeremy R.
Mackey, Jeremy
Title A review of abusive supervision research
Journal name Journal of Organizational Behavior   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0894-3796
Publication date 2013-08-07
Year available 2013
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1002/job.1888
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 34
Issue Suppl. 1
Start page S120
End page S137
Total pages 18
Place of publication Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Language eng
Abstract This paper reviews studies concerned with abusive supervision and provides a constructive revision of Tepper’s 2007 model. As a result of our review of the recent research, we revised the 2007 Tepper model and added additional variables and casual paths to increase its explanatory potential. The model we propose distinguishes between abusive supervisory behavior and abusive supervisory perceptions, suggesting that each of these variables needs to be studied separately until we know more about how they are related. The revised model also explicitly recognizes possibilities for reverse causation and stresses the importance of subordinates’ individual differences such as attribution style, negative affectivity, and implicit work theories, which have the potential to account for significant variability in subordinates’ perceptions of abuse. Suggestions for future research based on the original relationships identified by the Tepper review as well as the variables and causal paths suggested in the revised model are provided.
Keyword Abusive supervision
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Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Supplement: The IRIOP Annual Review Issue

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
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