- ISRAEL21c - http://israel21c.org -
Stress levels peak by avoiding the boss
Posted By Viva Sarah Press On January 5, 2012 @ 9:35 am In | No Comments
The study found that abusive treatment from a superior was most strongly associated with avoiding contact — disengaging from the supervisor as much as possible and to seeking social support. However, avoidance and seeking support resulted in the employees’ experiencing negative emotions, while communication with the supervisor — which employees do less – was the strategy most strongly related to employees’ positive emotions.
“It is understandable that employees wish to reduce their contact with an abusive boss to a minimum,” says Dr. Yagil. “However, this strategy further increases the employee’s stress because it is associated with a sense of weakness and perpetuates their fear of the supervisor.”
Earlier studies in this field have examined the effect of abusive supervision on employee performance, but the University of Haifa study focused on the effect of the different coping strategies on employee wellbeing.
Article printed from ISRAEL21c: http://israel21c.org
URL to article: http://israel21c.org/news/stress-levels-peak-by-avoiding-the-boss/
Copyright © 2012 Israel. All rights reserved.