Date of Award

2016

Document Type

Thesis

Department

Business Administration

First Advisor

David E. Caughlin

Subjects

Bullying in the workplace -- Prevention, Supervision of employees -- Psychological aspects, Leadership -- Psychological aspects, Organizational behavior

DOI

10.15760/honors.248

Abstract

Abusive supervision is a serious and growing problem plaguing today’s organizations, affecting up to 16 percent of employees. This paper provides an overview of workplace mistreatment research, focusing specifically on abusive supervision and its antecedents and consequences, and proposes a course of action for organizations interested in reducing and preventing abusive supervision. In total, 93 articles were included based on the originality of their contributions to the literature. The central objective of this paper is to create a foundation of knowledge and understanding of abusive supervision, which organizations can then use to identify and prevent the occurrence of abusive supervision. Future research on abusive supervision should focus on creating prevention programs and testing their effectiveness on organizations.

Comments

An undergraduate honors thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Arts in University Honors and Business Administration: Management & Leadership and Human Resource Management and Psychology

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/17419

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