Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Bad boss, what are you going to do? An investigation of supervisor misbehaviors
by Barone, Heather, M.A., California State University, Long Beach, 2016, 103; 10142958
Abstract (Summary)

Individuals spend a majority of their lives in the organizational settings and the communication that occurs is detrimental to maintaining balance, while allotting for specific goals to be met. This goal of this thesis was to catalog supervisor misbehaviors with regard to frequency and valence and validate an adapted supervisor misbehavior measure. Additionally, misbehaviors have a relationship with power (prosocial/antisocial), organizational dissent, organizational orientations, supervisor credibility, and subordinate satisfaction. Participants (N = 258) responded to a questionnaire assessing their perceptions on misbehaviors of their current or most recent supervisor. Statistical analyses substantiated the adaptation of misbehaviors from the instructional to the organizational context. Supervisor misbehaviors had significant relationships with power (antisocial and prosocial), dissent (latent), organizational orientations (ambivalent), supervisor credibility (competence, goodwill, and trustworthiness), and subordinate satisfaction. Results are consistent with those found by Kearney et al., (1991) the seminal research on teacher misbehaviors. Despite compelling results, additional research is necessary to ascertain an exhausted supervisor misbehaviors typology and validate a corresponding measure.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: McCroskey, Lynda L.
Commitee: Downey, Sharon D., Rodriguez, Jose I.
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Communication Studies
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 55/06M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Communication, Organizational behavior
Keywords: Misbehaviors, Organization, Power, Superior subordinate communication, Supervisor, Teacher misbehaviors
Publication Number: 10142958
ISBN: 978-1-339-98213-7
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