Cross-Lagged Relationship between Abusive Supervision and Psychological Health among Nurses
The main research objective of this study was to investigate the reciprocal relationship of abusive supervision with psychological health. The longitudinal cross-lagged panel model was adopted to investigate the target objective of this research work. The considered sample constituted 331 nurses from public hospitals located in Islamabad, Pakistan. We used well-established and reliable instruments to assess the constructs of abusive supervision and psychological health. The conducted comparative analysis demonstrate that the proposed reciprocal model provides a significantly better fit with the data compared to that provided by stability, forward, and reverse models. The reciprocal model demonstrated that abusive supervision at baseline measurement wave T1 predicts psychological health at subsequent measurement wave T2, and in turn psychological health at T1 is significantly related to abusive supervision at T2. The reciprocal model also represents a loss cycle where abusive supervision and psychological health are mutually related. Our findings highlighted the importance to curb abusive supervision and provided intervention programs to foster the psychological health of nurses.
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