Abasyn Journal of Social Sciences – Vol (12), Issue (2), 2019

Relationship between big five personality model and abusive supervision

Bibi Tahira, Naveed Saif Muhammad Haroon & Sadaqat Ali

University of Science and Technology, Bannu, Pakistan The University of LAKKI MARWAT, Pakistan & University of Science and Technology, Bannu, Pakistan

The current study tries to understand the diverse nature of relationship between personality Big Five Model (PBFM) and student's perception of abusive supervision in higher education institutions of Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa Pakistan. Data was collected in dyads i.e. (supervisors were asked to rate their personality attributes while student were asked to rate the supervisor behavior) through adopted construct. For this purpose, data was collected from three government state universities and one Private Sector University. The focus was on MS/M.Phill and PhD student and their supervisors of the mentioned universities. After measuring normality and validity regression analysis was conducted to assess the impact of supervisor personality characteristics that leads to abusive supervision. Findings indicate interestingly that except agreeableness other four attributes of (PBFM) are play their role for abusive supervision. The results are novel in the nature as for the first time Neuroticism, openness to experience, extraversion and conscientiousness are held responsible for the abusive supervision. The study did not explore the demographic characteristics, and moderating role of organizational culture, justice and interpersonal deviances to understand the strength of relationship in more detail way.
Keywords: Personality big five model, abusive supervision, HEIs




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