Abusive Supervision and Work-Family Conflict: The Mediating Role of Emotional Exhaustion


Building on the theoretical foundation of conservation of resources theory, we investigated the mediating role of the emotional exhaustion in the relationship between abusive supervision and work-family conflict. Using a sample of 339 employees from south of China, we examined the direct and indirect relationship between abusive supervision and work-family conflict. The result shows that abusive supervision influences work-family conflict and the relationship is partially mediated through emotional exhaustion. Theoretical and practical implications are discussed.

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Wu, S. and Cao, K. (2015) Abusive Supervision and Work-Family Conflict: The Mediating Role of Emotional Exhaustion. Journal of Human Resource and Sustainability Studies, 3, 171-178. doi: 10.4236/jhrss.2015.34023.

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