Leaders' Work Demands and Abusive Supervision: A Self-Verification Perspective
Dr Zhang, Yiwen (Principal investigator)
Abusive Supervision, Work Demands, Self-Verification, Organizational Justice, Leader-Member Exchange
Business Studies (B)
RGC Early Career Scheme (ECS)
HKU Project Code
Early Career Scheme (ECS)
2) To examine the moderating role of leaders' self-esteem in the overall relationships between leaders' work demands and abusive supervision based on the self-verification theory. 3) To examine the specific moderating role of leaders' self-esteem in two stages: (1) how leaders' challenge and hindrance demands facilitate overall justice judgments; and (2) how overall justice judgments lead to abusive supervision. 4) To develop and test theory with regard to how leaders' self-esteem may account for the individual difference in followers' perceptions of abusive supervision through a three-way interaction among leaders' self-esteem, overall justice judgments, and leaders' evaluation of their leader-member exchange relationships with each follower.