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Avaliação Psicológica

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PUENTE-PALACIOS, Katia  and  CORTES, Marcela Guimarães. Validity Evidences of a Measure of Abusive Leadership. Aval. psicol. [online]. 2019, vol.18, n.3, pp. 285-296. ISSN 1677-0471.

The occurrence of abusive leadership is a fact of great prominence, since it concerns behavior which is the opposite of what is expected of a leader. It involves several deviant behaviors perceived by subordinates as targeting them. Studying this type of abusive leadership behavior is justified due to its consequences. However, this depends on the availability of a reliable measure. In this context the aim of this study is to present validity evidence for a measure of abusive leadership. The study sample consisted of 363 participants that provided information on jobs satisfaction and turnover intention. The results obtained provided satisfactory evidence for the psychometric properties of the scale, with a single factor solution (56.8% explained variance, α = .94). As expected, abusive leadership showed a negative correlation with job satisfaction and a positive correlation with turnover intention. These results highlight the relevance of the measure as a diagnostic tool for abusive leadership.

Keywords : abusive leadership; factor analysis; measurement.

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