We investigated the mediating role of the leader–member exchange (LMX) in the association of abusive supervision and employee work behaviors (task performance and organizational citizenship behaviors toward the organization and individuals). Using data collected from 366 supervisor–subordinate dyads, we found that LMX fully mediated the negative effects of abusive supervision on all three work behaviors. In addition, we conducted a supplementary study on the basis of the data collected from 54 supervisor–subordinate dyads from a garment company, and we found that LMX mediated the relationship between abusive supervision and employee objective future performance with interactional justice controlled.
|Number of pages||13|
|Journal||Journal of Organizational Behavior|
|Early online date||16 Jul 2011|
|Publication status||Published - May 2012|
- abusive supervision
- leader–member exchange (LMX)
- task performance