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Gossiping about the supervisor: The mediating role of follower self-esteem on the relationship between the dark triad traits and workplace gossip.

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  • Author(s): Wantaate, Fred S. M.. Regent University, School of Business & Leadership, US
  • Source:
    Dissertation Abstracts International Section A: Humanities and Social Sciences, Vol 81(2-A), 2020.
  • Publisher:
    US : ProQuest Information & Learning
  • Language:
    English
  • Document Type:
    Dissertation
  • Publication Type:
    Dissertation Abstract
  • Additional Information
    • Other Journal Titles:
      Dissertation Abstracts International
    • ISSN:
      0419-4209 (Print)
    • ISBN:
      978-1085695121
    • Keywords:
      self-esteem, dark triad traits, workplace gossip, leadership, spirituality
    • Abstract:
      Although the dark triad traits and their work outcomes are of great importance to scholars and practitioners, there is a relative lack of research examining the possible mediating effect of follower self-esteem on the relationship between dark leadership and gossip in the workplace. The present study aimed to fill this research gap by empirically exploring the perceived relationship between leader dark triad traits and workplace gossip and examining the mediating role of follower self-esteem. The hypotheses were analyzed with data from a sample of 228 employees working for three Christian internationally based nongovernmental organizations located in Uganda. The results of the study failed to find support for the mediating effect of follower self-esteem on the relationship between perceived leader dark triad traits and workplace gossip. However, the results of the study revealed the existence of other possible mediating variables in the circumstances that impact the relationship between abusive leadership and gossip at work such as occupational tenure, workplace spirituality, getting along and getting ahead behavior strategies, and the national culture. The results opened possible gaps for future research, and they provide critical insight into the leader and follower personality interaction and the resultant workplace outcomes. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2020 APA, all rights reserved)
    • Dissertation Details:
      UMI Order Number: AAI22584253
      OpenURL: http://gateway.proquest.com/openurl?url_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:dissertation&res_dat=xri:pqm&rft_dat=xri:pqdiss:22584253
      Advisor(s): Winston, Bruce E.
      Degree: Ph.D., 2019
      Institution: Regent University
      Department: School of Business & Leadership
    • Subject Terms:
    • PsycINFO Classification:
      Industrial & Organizational Psychology (3600)
    • Population:
      Human
    • Location:
      Uganda
    • Age Group:
      Adulthood (18 yrs & older)
    • Methodology:
      Empirical Study; Quantitative Study
    • Physical Description:
      Electronic
    • Publication Date:
      20200210
    • Accession Number:
      2019-68371-054
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      WANTAATE, F. S. M. Gossiping about the supervisor: The mediating role of follower self-esteem on the relationship between the dark triad traits and workplace gossip. 2020. ProQuest Information & Learning, [s. l.], 2020. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=psyh&AN=2019-68371-054. Acesso em: 9 abr. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Wantaate FSM. Gossiping about the supervisor: The mediating role of follower self-esteem on the relationship between the dark triad traits and workplace gossip. Dissertation Abstracts International Section A: Humanities and Social Sciences. 2020;81(2-A). http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=psyh&AN=2019-68371-054. Accessed April 9, 2020.
    • APA:
      Wantaate, F. S. M. (2020). Gossiping about the supervisor: The mediating role of follower self-esteem on the relationship between the dark triad traits and workplace gossip [ProQuest Information & Learning]. In Dissertation Abstracts International Section A: Humanities and Social Sciences (Vol. 81, Issue 2–A).
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Wantaate, Fred S. M. 2020. “Gossiping about the Supervisor: The Mediating Role of Follower Self-Esteem on the Relationship between the Dark Triad Traits and Workplace Gossip.” Dissertation Abstracts International Section A: Humanities and Social Sciences. ProQuest Information & Learning. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=psyh&AN=2019-68371-054.
    • Harvard:
      Wantaate, F. S. M. (2020) Gossiping about the supervisor: The mediating role of follower self-esteem on the relationship between the dark triad traits and workplace gossip, Dissertation Abstracts International Section A: Humanities and Social Sciences. ProQuest Information & Learning. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=psyh&AN=2019-68371-054 (Accessed: 9 April 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Wantaate, FSM 2020, ‘Gossiping about the supervisor: The mediating role of follower self-esteem on the relationship between the dark triad traits and workplace gossip’, ProQuest Information & Learning, Dissertation Abstracts International Section A: Humanities and Social Sciences, vol. 81, no. 2–A, viewed 9 April 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Wantaate, Fred S. M. “Gossiping about the Supervisor: The Mediating Role of Follower Self-Esteem on the Relationship between the Dark Triad Traits and Workplace Gossip.” Dissertation Abstracts International Section A: Humanities and Social Sciences, vol. 81, no. 2–A, ProQuest Information & Learning, 2020. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=psyh&AN=2019-68371-054.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Wantaate, Fred S. M. “Gossiping about the Supervisor: The Mediating Role of Follower Self-Esteem on the Relationship between the Dark Triad Traits and Workplace Gossip.” Dissertation Abstracts International Section A: Humanities and Social Sciences. ProQuest Information & Learning, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=psyh&AN=2019-68371-054.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Wantaate FSM. Gossiping about the supervisor: The mediating role of follower self-esteem on the relationship between the dark triad traits and workplace gossip [Internet]. Vol. 81, Dissertation Abstracts International Section A: Humanities and Social Sciences. ProQuest Information & Learning; 2020 [cited 2020 Apr 9]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=psyh&AN=2019-68371-054