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    Effects of abusive supervision on employees’ innovative behavior: The role of job insecurity and locus of control

    Wang, Dawei and Li, Xiaowen and Zhou, Mengmeng and Maguire, Phil and Zong, Zhaobiao and Hu, Yixin (2018) Effects of abusive supervision on employees’ innovative behavior: The role of job insecurity and locus of control. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, 60 (2). pp. 152-159. ISSN 00365564

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    Drawing on the Conservation of Resources Theory by Hobfoll, we examined the relationships between abusive supervision, job insecurity, locus of control, and employees' innovative behavior. Using self‐reported data collected from employees among four enterprises in China (N = 641), we found that abusive supervision was positively correlated with job insecurity. In contrast, both job insecurity and abusive supervision were negatively correlated with employees' innovative behavior, with the impact of abusive supervision on innovative behavior being mediated by its effect on job insecurity. Having an external locus of control that served as a buffering factor for employees, mitigating the relationship between abusive supervision and job insecurity. These findings complement the existing research on the impacts of abusive leadership, providing practical information for enterprises on how to enhance levels of innovation and vitality among employees.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: abusive supervision; employees; innovative behavior; job insecurity; locus of control;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Computer Science
    Item ID: 16241
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    Depositing User: Phil Maguire
    Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2022 08:05
    Journal or Publication Title: Scandinavian Journal of Psychology
    Refereed: Yes
    Use License: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA).Details of this licence are available here

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