Dark Side of Human Behavior in Organizations

In this stream of research, we focus on understanding the antecedents, psychological mechanisms, and consequences of destructive leadership (e.g., abusive supervision and Machiavellian leadership). Specifically, we explore three converging research questions: Why do leaders engage in destructive leadership behaviors? What can be done to minimize such destructive leadership behaviors?  What are the consequences of destructive leadership behaviors on employees, their families and third parties? 

Selected Publications

Petelczyc, C. A., Capezio, A., Wang, L., Restubog, S. L. D., & Aquino, K. (2018). Play at work: An integrative review and an agenda for future research. Journal of Management, 44, 161-190. 

 

Garcia, P. R. J. M., Ng, C., Capezio, A., Restubog, S. L. D., & Tang, R. L. (2017). Distressed and drained: Consequences of intimate partner aggression and the buffering role of supervisor support. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 103, 106-116. 

 

Tolentino, L., Garcia, P. R. J. M., Restubog, S. L. D., Scott, K. L., & Aquino, K. (2017). Does domestic intimate partner aggression impact women’s career outcomes? The role of perceived organizational support. Human Resource Management, 56, 593-611.

 

Capezio, A., Wang, L., Restubog, S. L. D., Garcia, P. R. J. M., & Lu, V. N. To flatter or to assert? Gendered reactions to Machiavellian leaders. Journal of Business Ethics, 141, 1-11.

​Chih, Y. Y., Kiazad, K., Zhou, L., Capezio, A., Li, M., & Restubog, S. L. D. Investigating employee turnover in the construction industry: A psychological contract perspective. Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 142 (6), 1-9.

​​Rafferty, A. A., & Restubog, S. L. D. Why do employees’ perceptions of their organization’s change history matter? The role of change appraisals. Human Resource Management, 56 (3), 389-405.

Restubog, S. L. D., Zagenczyk, T. J., Bordia, P., Bordia, S., & Chapman, G. (2015). If you wrong us, shall we not revenge: Moderating roles of self-control and perceived aggressive culture in predicting responses to psychological contract breach. Journal of Management, 41, 1132-1154. 

 

Vogel, R., Mitchell, M. S., Tepper, B. J., Restubog, S. L. D., Hu, C., & Hua, W. (2015). A cross-cultural examination of subordinates’ perceptions of and reactions to abusive supervision. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 36, 720-745.

Zagenczyk, T. J., Restubog, S. L. D., Kiewitz, C., Kiazad, K., & Tang, R. (2014). Psychological contracts as a mediator between Machiavellianism and employee citizenship and deviant behaviors: Convergent evidence from four studies. Journal of Management, 40, 1098-1122. 

 

Garcia, P. R. J. M., Restubog, S. L. D., Kiewitz, C., Scott, K. L., & Tang, R. L. (2014). Roots run deep: Investigating mediating mechanisms between history of family aggression and abusive supervision.  Journal of Applied Psychology, 99, 883-897.

 

Scott, K. L., Restubog, S. L. D., & Zagenczyk, T. J. (2013). A social exchange-based model of the antecedents of workplace exclusion. Journal of Applied Psychology, 98, 37-48.

 

Shoss, M., Eisenberger, R., Restubog, S. L. D., & Zagenczyk, T. J. (2013). Blaming the organization for abusive supervision: The roles of perceived organizational support and supervisor’s organizational embodiment. Journal of Applied Psychology, 98, 158-168.

Restubog, S. L. D., Scott, K. L., & Zagenczyk, T. J. (2011). When distress hits home: The role of contextual factors and psychological distress in predicting employees’ responses to abusive supervision. Journal of Applied Psychology, 96, 713-729.

 

Rafferty, A. E., & Restubog, S. L. D. (2011). The influence of abusive supervisors on followers' organizational citizenship behaviors: The hidden costs of abusive supervision. British Journal of Management, 22, 270-285.