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Linking subordinate political skill to supervisor dependence and reward recommendations: a moderated mediation model

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posted on 2013-01-01, 00:00 authored by J Shi, Russell Johnson, Y Liu, M Wang
In this study, we examined the relations of subordinate political skill with supervisor’s dependence on the
subordinate and supervisor reward recommendation, as well as mediating (interaction frequency with
supervisor) and moderating (supervisor political behavior) variables of these relations. Our theoretical
model was tested using data collected from employees in a company that specialized in construction
management. Analyses of multisource and lagged data from 53 construction management team supervisors
and 296 subordinates indicated that subordinate political skill was positively related to supervisor
reward recommendation via subordinate’s interaction frequency with supervisor. Although interaction
frequency with a supervisor was also positively related to the supervisor’s dependence on the subordinate,
the indirect effect of subordinate political skill on dependence was not significant. Further, both the
relationship between subordinate political skill and interaction frequency with a supervisor and the
indirect relationships between subordinate political skill and supervisor reward recommendation were
stronger when supervisors exhibited more political behavior.

History

Journal

Journal of applied psychology

Volume

98

Issue

2

Pagination

374 - 384

Publisher

American Psychological Association

Location

Washington, D.C.

ISSN

0021-9010

eISSN

1939-1854

Language

eng

Publication classification

C Journal article; C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2012, American Psychological Association

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