An uncertainty management theory on the effects of abusive supervision: The moderating role of future orientation

Jih Hua Yang, Cheng Chen Lin, Shih Chieh Fang, Ching Ying Huang

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

Purpose: The vast majority of research on traditional leadership focuses on effective and positive leadership behavior. However, scholars have begun to pay attention to the impact of negative leadership behavior on employees and the organization. Hence, the main purpose is to examine the effects of abusive supervision. While the literature does not examine the time future orientation of the effects of abusive supervision, the purpose of this paper is to fill up this gap and examine the moderating role of future orientation. Design/methodology/approach: A total of 584 valid questionnaires were collected from respondents aged between 21 and 30 years old and analyzed using the hierarchical regression and structural equation modeling method. Findings: The main results show that abusive supervision positively affects counterproductive work behavior and future orientation positively moderates both the relationship between abusive supervision and originality behavior and the relationship between abusive supervision and organizational citizenship behavior (OCB). Originality/value: This study demonstrates the moderating roles of future orientation in the effects of abusive supervision, and thus deepens the understanding of the moderating effect. It departs from the prior works and presents a more detailed examination examines the distinct dimensions of personality traits. It makes three main theoretical contributions. First, it introduces uncertainty management theory as a means to interpret the effects of abusive supervision. Second, it contributes to the literature on abusive supervision. Third, it does not lead to discovery as an OCB and originality, conclusions which differ from the results suggested in past literature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3079-3095
Number of pages17
JournalManagement Decision
Volume57
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Nov 12

Fingerprint

Uncertainty management
Future orientation
Management theory
Abusive supervision
Leadership behavior
Organizational citizenship behavior
Design methodology
Modeling method
Moderating effect
Questionnaire
Structural equation modeling
Hierarchical regression
Employees
Personality traits
Counterproductive work behavior

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Management Science and Operations Research

Cite this

@article{1318025e42fe49e397b619a3095bb920,
title = "An uncertainty management theory on the effects of abusive supervision: The moderating role of future orientation",
abstract = "Purpose: The vast majority of research on traditional leadership focuses on effective and positive leadership behavior. However, scholars have begun to pay attention to the impact of negative leadership behavior on employees and the organization. Hence, the main purpose is to examine the effects of abusive supervision. While the literature does not examine the time future orientation of the effects of abusive supervision, the purpose of this paper is to fill up this gap and examine the moderating role of future orientation. Design/methodology/approach: A total of 584 valid questionnaires were collected from respondents aged between 21 and 30 years old and analyzed using the hierarchical regression and structural equation modeling method. Findings: The main results show that abusive supervision positively affects counterproductive work behavior and future orientation positively moderates both the relationship between abusive supervision and originality behavior and the relationship between abusive supervision and organizational citizenship behavior (OCB). Originality/value: This study demonstrates the moderating roles of future orientation in the effects of abusive supervision, and thus deepens the understanding of the moderating effect. It departs from the prior works and presents a more detailed examination examines the distinct dimensions of personality traits. It makes three main theoretical contributions. First, it introduces uncertainty management theory as a means to interpret the effects of abusive supervision. Second, it contributes to the literature on abusive supervision. Third, it does not lead to discovery as an OCB and originality, conclusions which differ from the results suggested in past literature.",
author = "Yang, {Jih Hua} and Lin, {Cheng Chen} and Fang, {Shih Chieh} and Huang, {Ching Ying}",
year = "2019",
month = "11",
day = "12",
doi = "10.1108/MD-06-2017-0604",
language = "English",
volume = "57",
pages = "3079--3095",
journal = "Management Decision",
issn = "0025-1747",
publisher = "Emerald Group Publishing Ltd.",
number = "11",

}

An uncertainty management theory on the effects of abusive supervision : The moderating role of future orientation. / Yang, Jih Hua; Lin, Cheng Chen; Fang, Shih Chieh; Huang, Ching Ying.

In: Management Decision, Vol. 57, No. 11, 12.11.2019, p. 3079-3095.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

TY - JOUR

T1 - An uncertainty management theory on the effects of abusive supervision

T2 - The moderating role of future orientation

AU - Yang, Jih Hua

AU - Lin, Cheng Chen

AU - Fang, Shih Chieh

AU - Huang, Ching Ying

PY - 2019/11/12

Y1 - 2019/11/12

N2 - Purpose: The vast majority of research on traditional leadership focuses on effective and positive leadership behavior. However, scholars have begun to pay attention to the impact of negative leadership behavior on employees and the organization. Hence, the main purpose is to examine the effects of abusive supervision. While the literature does not examine the time future orientation of the effects of abusive supervision, the purpose of this paper is to fill up this gap and examine the moderating role of future orientation. Design/methodology/approach: A total of 584 valid questionnaires were collected from respondents aged between 21 and 30 years old and analyzed using the hierarchical regression and structural equation modeling method. Findings: The main results show that abusive supervision positively affects counterproductive work behavior and future orientation positively moderates both the relationship between abusive supervision and originality behavior and the relationship between abusive supervision and organizational citizenship behavior (OCB). Originality/value: This study demonstrates the moderating roles of future orientation in the effects of abusive supervision, and thus deepens the understanding of the moderating effect. It departs from the prior works and presents a more detailed examination examines the distinct dimensions of personality traits. It makes three main theoretical contributions. First, it introduces uncertainty management theory as a means to interpret the effects of abusive supervision. Second, it contributes to the literature on abusive supervision. Third, it does not lead to discovery as an OCB and originality, conclusions which differ from the results suggested in past literature.

AB - Purpose: The vast majority of research on traditional leadership focuses on effective and positive leadership behavior. However, scholars have begun to pay attention to the impact of negative leadership behavior on employees and the organization. Hence, the main purpose is to examine the effects of abusive supervision. While the literature does not examine the time future orientation of the effects of abusive supervision, the purpose of this paper is to fill up this gap and examine the moderating role of future orientation. Design/methodology/approach: A total of 584 valid questionnaires were collected from respondents aged between 21 and 30 years old and analyzed using the hierarchical regression and structural equation modeling method. Findings: The main results show that abusive supervision positively affects counterproductive work behavior and future orientation positively moderates both the relationship between abusive supervision and originality behavior and the relationship between abusive supervision and organizational citizenship behavior (OCB). Originality/value: This study demonstrates the moderating roles of future orientation in the effects of abusive supervision, and thus deepens the understanding of the moderating effect. It departs from the prior works and presents a more detailed examination examines the distinct dimensions of personality traits. It makes three main theoretical contributions. First, it introduces uncertainty management theory as a means to interpret the effects of abusive supervision. Second, it contributes to the literature on abusive supervision. Third, it does not lead to discovery as an OCB and originality, conclusions which differ from the results suggested in past literature.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85060617734&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=85060617734&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1108/MD-06-2017-0604

DO - 10.1108/MD-06-2017-0604

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:85060617734

VL - 57

SP - 3079

EP - 3095

JO - Management Decision

JF - Management Decision

SN - 0025-1747

IS - 11

ER -