Relationship of dark personality and abusive supervision in organizations

Altay G., Peker M. , Meşe G.

15th European Congress of Psychology, Amsterdam, Hollanda, 11 - 14 Temmuz 2017, ss.107

  • Basıldığı Şehir: Amsterdam
  • Basıldığı Ülke: Hollanda
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.107


Abusive supervision is one of the most popular research topics of industrial and organizational

psychology recently due to its importance in employee outcomes. Dark personality triads'

(Machiavellianism, narcissism, and psychopathy) connection to abusive supervision is also well-

established. However there is no study to our knowledge that specifically examines the contextual

and environmental factors which may catalyze or alleviate the the negative effect of supervisors'

dark personality traits over employees. In this sense, based on self- determination theory and job

demands-resources model, the present study asserts that the work related factors namely,

competence, autonomy and relatedness, social perceived social support of supervisors will affect

the degree of abuse in their supervisory practices and this variance will have an effect over

employe related outcomes such as employee burnout and organizational citizenship behavior. The

sample group of this research is expected to include 200 supervisors and 600 subordinates in

Turkey. In this study we use The Basic Need Satisfaction at Work Scale, Dark Triad Dirty Dozen

Scale, Organizational Citizenship Behavior Scale, Burnout Syndrome Inventory Short Version,

Abusive Supervision Scale to assess the research variables. Multilevel approach will be used as

analytical strategy in which employees is nested within supervisors. The findings and implications

will be discussed in the light of literature.