Work‐to‐family spillover effects of abusive supervision

Long‐Zeng Wu, Ho Kwong Kwan, Jun Liu, Christian J. Resick
  • Journal of Managerial Psychology, September 2012, Emerald
  • DOI: 10.1108/02683941211259539

Work-to-family spillover effects of abusive supervision

What is it about?

The current study seeks to examine the link between abusive supervision and subordinate family undermining by focusing on the mediating role of work-to-family conflict and the moderating role of boundary strength at home. Design/methodology/approach – Data were collected using a three-wave survey research design. Participants included 209 employees from a manufacturing company in China. Hierarchical regression analyses and a bootstrapping algorithm were used to test the hypothesized relationships. The results indicate that abusive supervision is positively related to family undermining, and this relationship is mediated by work-to-family conflict. Moreover, boundary strength at home attenuates the direct relationship of abusive supervision with work-to-family conflict and its indirect relationship with family undermining.

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