Abusive supervision and cyberloafing: A moderated moderation model of moral disengagement and negative reciprocity beliefs

Kian Yeik Koay, Vivien K. G. Lim, Patrick Chin-Hooi Soh, Derek Lai Teik Ong, Jessica Sze Yin Ho, Pang Kiam Lim

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Abstract

Cyberloafing is a major productivity killer in the workplace. Drawing on social cognitive theory and social exchange theory, we developed and tested a model that examined the underlying mechanisms through which abusive supervision influences cyberloafing. The results showed that abusive supervision is positively related to cyberloafing. This relationship is also moderated by negative reciprocity beliefs. In addition, support was found for the three-way interaction effect of abusive supervision, moral disengagement, and negative reciprocity beliefs on cyberloafing, such that the positive relationship between abusive supervision and cyberloafing is strongest at high levels of moral disengagement and negative reciprocity beliefs.
Original languageEnglish
Article number103600
JournalInformation and Management
Volume59
Issue number2
Early online date19 Jan 2022
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2022

Keywords

  • Abusive supervision
  • Cyberloafing
  • Moral disengagement
  • Negative reciprocity beliefs
  • PLS-SEM

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management Information Systems
  • Information Systems
  • Information Systems and Management

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