Title: Standing by your Organization: The Impact of Organizational Identification and Abusive Supervision on Followers' Perceived Cohesion and Tendency to Gossip
Authors: Decoster, Stijn ×
Camps, Jeroen
Stouten, Jeroen
Vandevyvere, Lore
Tripp, Thomas M. #
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: D. Reidel Pub. Co.
Series Title: Journal of Business Ethics vol:18 issue:3 pages:623-634
Abstract: Abusive supervision has been shown to have significant negative consequences for
employees' well-being, attitudes, and behavior. However, despite the devastating
impact, it might well be that employees not always react negatively towards a leader's
abusive behavior. In the present study we show that employees' organizational
identification and abusive supervision interact for employees' perceived cohesion with
their work group and their tendency to gossip about their leader. Employees
confronted with a highly abusive supervisor had a stronger perceived cohesion and
engaged in less gossiping behavior when they identified more strongly with their
organization. Our findings illustrate that organizational identification functions as a
buffer for those confronted with an abusive supervisor.
ISSN: 0167-4544
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Work, Organisational and Personnel Psychology
Occupational & Organisational Psychology and Professional Learning - miscellaneous
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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