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Stand up and Speak up: Employees' Prosocial Reactions to Observed Abusive Supervision

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2012
Abstract/Description:
This dissertation examines what happens when employees witness supervisory abuse in the workplace. In particular, it explores whether(-)and when(-)employees will respond to witnessing supervisory abuse of a coworker by engaging in prosocial actions aimed at benefitting the target of abuse. In doing so, it extends work on abusive supervision. Traditionally, abusive supervision research has focused on the impact of abuse on the victim him/herself. However, this work explores the impact of abusive supervision on third party observers. In addition, because abusive supervision represents a form of organizational injustice, this dissertation extends both work on abusive supervision and third party reactions to injustice by considering the positive, prosocial reactions abuse might trigger in employees.
Title: Stand up and Speak up: Employees' Prosocial Reactions to Observed Abusive Supervision.
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Name(s): Priesemuth, Manuela, Author
Schminke, Marshall, Committee Chair
Folger, Robert, Committee Member
Ambrose, Maureen, Committee Member
Latham, Gary, Committee Member
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2012
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This dissertation examines what happens when employees witness supervisory abuse in the workplace. In particular, it explores whether(-)and when(-)employees will respond to witnessing supervisory abuse of a coworker by engaging in prosocial actions aimed at benefitting the target of abuse. In doing so, it extends work on abusive supervision. Traditionally, abusive supervision research has focused on the impact of abuse on the victim him/herself. However, this work explores the impact of abusive supervision on third party observers. In addition, because abusive supervision represents a form of organizational injustice, this dissertation extends both work on abusive supervision and third party reactions to injustice by considering the positive, prosocial reactions abuse might trigger in employees.
Identifier: CFE0004210 (IID), ucf:48986 (fedora)
Note(s): 2012-05-01
Ph.D.
Business Administration, Dean's Office CBA
Doctoral
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Subject(s): Abusive Supervision -- Prosocial Behavior -- Justice Climate
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFE0004210
Restrictions on Access: campus 2013-05-15
Host Institution: UCF

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