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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.