Linking Workplace Deviance to Abusive Supervision and the Mediating Role of Positive Psychological Capital
Basharat Raza* and Alia Ahmed*
School of Business Administration, National College of Business Administration & Economics, Lahore, Pakistan*
Abstract: Cyberloafing is a term that refers to the misuse of the internet at the workplace and desist official work during working hours. The cyberloafing activities are increasing day by day all over the world in the organizations due to numerous reasons, and one of them is abusive supervision. This study found the direct and indirect relationship between abusive supervision and Cyberloafing through the positive psychological capital. The sample of the study consisted of 361 pharmaceutical employees, and the sampling technique was simple random sampling. The structural equation modelling (SEM) technique was used for analysis and found the results that abusive supervision had a direct positive relationship with Cyberloafing. Furthermore, positive psychological capital mediated the relationship between abusive supervision and Cyberloafing. The future directions, practical implications, and limitations of the study are also discussed.
Keywords: Abusive supervision, Workplace deviance, Cyberdeviance, Cyberloafing, Positive psychological capital