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The mediating role of LMX between abusive supervision and work behaviors: A replication and extension

Published on Apr 1, 2014in American Journal of Business
· DOI :10.1108/AJB-06-2013-0038
Stijn Decoster4
Estimated H-index: 4
(Katholieke Universiteit Leuven),
Jeroen Camps8
Estimated H-index: 8
(Katholieke Universiteit Leuven),
Jeroen Stouten17
Estimated H-index: 17
(Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)
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Abstract
Purpose - – In a replication of a multi-source study by Xu Design/methodology/approach - – The authors collected multi-source data in order to minimize common method bias. The authors conducted regression analyses, Sobel tests, and bootstrapping techniques. Findings - – The authors found support that LMX mediates the negative relationship between abusive supervision and OCBO and OCBI. However, the authors could not replicate the mediating role of LMX in the association between abusive supervision and employees' performance. Similar results were obtained when the data were analyzed with the active-aggressive and passive-aggressive abusive supervision subscales. Research limitations/implications - – Due to the cross-sectional nature of the study, this study does not allow the authors to draw causal conclusions regarding the proposed relationships. Originality/value - – The authors replicated Xu
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