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PROCEDURAL INJUSTICE, VICTIM PRECIPITATION, AND ABUSIVE SUPERVISION

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  • The authors thank Peg Williams for helpful comments on an earlier version of this article.

and requests for reprints should be addressed to Bennett J. Tepper, Department of Managerial Sciences, Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA 30303; btepper@gsu.edu.

Abstract

We used data collected from a field survey of 334 supervisor–subordinate dyads to test a model of the antecedents of abusive supervision. Path analytic tests of moderated mediation provided support for our prediction that supervisors' depression mediates the relationship between supervisors' procedural justice and subordinates' perceptions of their supervisors' abusiveness and that the mediation framework is stronger when subordinates are higher in negative affectivity. We discuss the study's implications for theory, research, and practice.

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