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dc.contributor.authorCamps, Jeroen
dc.contributor.authorStouten, Jeroen
dc.contributor.authorEuwema, Martin
dc.identifier.citationJ. Camps et al. Frontiers in Psychology (2016). volume 7, issue 112. DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00112en
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dc.description.abstractThe present study investigates the relation between supervisors’ personality traits and employees’ experiences of supervisory abuse, an area that – to date – remained largely unexplored in previous research. Field data collected from 103 supervisor-subordinate dyads showed that contrary to our expectations supervisors’ agreeableness and neuroticism were not significantly related to abusive supervision, nor were supervisors’ extraversion or openness to experience. Interestingly, however, our findings revealed a positive relation between supervisors’ conscientiousness and abusive supervision. That is, supervisors high in conscientiousness were more likely to be perceived as an abusive supervisor by their employees. Overall, our findings do suggest that supervisors’ Big Five personality traits explain only a limited amount of the variability in employees’ experiences of abusive supervision.en
dc.description.sponsorshipResearch funded by a Ph.D. grant of the Agency for Innovation by Science and Technology (IWT). The first author gratefully acknowledges the Agency for Innovation by Science and Technology in Flanders (IWT) for providing this grant.en
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dc.titleThe Relation Between Supervisors’ Big Five Personality Traits and Employees’ Experiences of Abusive Supervisionen
dc.type.versionpublished versionen
prism.publicationNameFrontiers in Psychology

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