David E. Caughlin
Date of Award
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Business Administration: Management and Leadership and University Honors
Bullying in the workplace -- Prevention, Supervision of employees -- Psychological aspects, Leadership -- Psychological aspects, Organizational behavior
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.
Kemper, Samantha, "Abusive Supervision in the Workplace: An Examination of Current Research and a Proposal for Preventive Measures" (2016). University Honors Theses. Paper 303.