Committee Chair

O'Leary, Brian J.

Committee Member

Cunningham, Christopher J. L.; Biderman, Michael D.; Weathington, Bart

Department

Dept. of Psychology

College

College of Arts and Sciences

Publisher

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Place of Publication

Chattanooga (Tenn.)

Abstract

The present study is a replication and extension of research assessing the positive relationship between Perceived Subordinate Support (PSubS) and positive employee behaviors. We relate those relationships to those of Perceived Organizational Support (POS) and Perceived Supervisor Support (PSS). We also addresses whether PSubS is a unique construct from POS and PSS. We also explored the possibility of a Generalized Perception of Support (GPS) underlying all three support constructs using the bifactor model. Results provide support for a unique PSubS construct, while the existence of an underlying GPS was not supported. The research serves as further construct validation to the perceived support literature.

Degree

M. S.; A thesis submitted to the faculty of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Master of Science.

Date

5-2015

Subject

Communication in organizations; Organizational behavior -- Psychological aspects; Employees -- Attitudes -- Psychological aspects

Keyword

perceived organizational support; perceived supervisor support; perceived subordinate support; bifactor structural model; supervisor self-efficacy; exchange relationship

Discipline

Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Document Type

Masters theses

Extent

viii, 52 leaves

Language

English

Rights

Under copyright.

License

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/

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