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

Impact of abusive supervision climate on employees prohibitive voice behavior through abusive supervision and cognitive rumination: A case of Pakistan

Zara Tahir, & Muhammad Asif Khan

International Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan & Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology (SZABIST), Islamabad, Pakistan

The current paper focused on investigating the role an Abusive Supervision Climate (ASC) plays in Prohibitive Voice behavior of workers in Pakistani service industry. Sample from 330 pairs of supervisors and subordinates was collected from public sector banks, universities and hospitals. It was identified that social learning from the climate is a significant source of learned abusive behavior which leads to rumination and voice behavior in employees.
Keywords: Abusive supervision climate, abusive supervision, cognitive rumination, prohibitive voice behavior.




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