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Impacts of Abusive Supervision on Employee’s Creativity: The Mediating role of Psychological Empowerment

Mr. Wahidullah Ayubi and Dr. Habib Gul

Volume 5 Issue 3 | Oct 2022

DOI: 10.31841/KJEMS.2022.122

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Abstract

In some organizations, abusive supervision or behaviors discouraging employees to be productive and creative are somehow increasingly entertained by some supervisors or even managers, which somehow drives the sensibility of employees to lose self-determination, self-efficacy, trust and competence whenever they face such unethical and hostile behaviors. The current research examined the effects and relationship of abusive supervision behaviors on employees’ creativity, considering the mediating construct of psychological empowerment. However, very few studies and relevant literature existed on the topic but were of limited
context. Thus, this study incorporated psychological empowerment as a mediator to test the effect and relationship mainly in the context of Afghanistan for the stated problem. This study applied statistical and quantitative research methodology and positivism philosophy with deductive reasoning based on existing theories and also used a convenient sampling method of non-probability type with a maximum sample size of 226 respondents, who were
selected based on convenience and feedback to the adopted questionnaire. Meanwhile, item reliability, validity, normality of data, correlations of variables, and hypothesis testing
through multiple regression analysis were performed post data collection. The results showed normal data distribution across all variables. Therefore, parametric tests were
applied to the analysis, which depicted significant and effective relationships and impacts between the variables of the study. The current study added more value to the concept of abusive supervision and its impacts on employee creativity through the mediation construct of psychological empowerment, which supported the study's needs for further exploration in wider perimeters in other countries as well. However, this study considered other variables of interest mentioned in the limitation of the current study for future research as well, which shall help and add to research further.
Keywords: Employee creativity, abusive supervision, psychological empowerment,
positive leadership, dark leadership style