Abstract

The antecedents of abusive supervisory behaviors have been largely examined at the individual and organizational level. Hardly any attempts have been made to investigate abusive supervisory behaviors in a context broader than the organization. I try to answer the question "does a recession really unleash abusive supervisory behaviors?" by conducting a cross-temporal meta-analysis to examine the effect of economic conditions on the prevalence of abusive supervisory behaviors. Considering economic conditions as an antecedent to abusive supervisory behaviors provides a more comprehensive understanding of the phenomena. I proposed four reasons to explain how economic conditions affect employee's perception of abusive supervisory behaviors. The results show that PPP per capita is a more valuable economic indicator to predict abusive supervisory behaviors. My findings are suggestive of a negative relationship between PPP per capita and abusive supervisory behaviors, but more investigation needs to be done and the results should also be interpreted with caution. Implications and limitations are also discussed.

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Graduation Date

2020

Semester

Summer

Advisor

Shoss, Mindy

Degree

Master of Science (M.S.)

College

College of Sciences

Department

Psychology

Degree Program

Industrial Organizational Psychology

Format

application/pdf

Identifier

CFE0008268; DP0023622

URL

https://purls.library.ucf.edu/go/DP0023622

Language

English

Release Date

8-15-2020

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Access Status

Masters Thesis (Open Access)

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