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Why abusive supervision impacts employee OCB and CWB: A meta-analytic review of competing mediating mechanisms

Published on Jan 18, 2019in Journal of Management
· DOI :10.1177/0149206318823935
Yucheng Zhang7
Estimated H-index: 7
(SWUFE: Southwestern University of Finance and Economics),
Yucheng Zhang3
Estimated H-index: 3
(SWUFE: Southwestern University of Finance and Economics)
+ 2 AuthorsTimothy C. Bednall13
Estimated H-index: 13
(Swinburne University of Technology)
Abstract
Studies on abusive supervision have adopted justice and resource perspectives to explain its effects on employee organizational citizenship behavior (OCB) and counterproductive work behavior (CWB)....
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