The Interaction between Supervisor Undermining and Supervisor Support: The Moderating Role of Prevention Focus
The present research examines the moderator effects of chronic prevention focus and supervisor support on the relationship between supervisor undermining and turnover intention. It was predicted that the aggravating influence of supervisor support in the relationship between supervisor undermining and turnover intention would depend on employee’s chronic prevention focus. The results of analyses on a sample of 163 health employees from two different institutions suggest that supervisor support may increase the harmful effect of supervisor undermining on turnover intention only among employees with a high chronic prevention focus. Our findings contribute to a greater understanding concerning when support and undermining from the same supervisor leads to negative outcomes.