O'Leary, Brian J.
Cunningham, Christopher J. L.; Biderman, Michael D.
College of Arts and Sciences
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
Support relationships within organizations have been the subject of numerous empirical studies. Much of this research has focused on the influence of perceived organizational support and perceived supervisor support and their effects on subordinates. To date, however, no research has focused on how supervisors are influenced by their beliefs about support from their subordinates. I define perceived subordinate support (PSubS) as the extent to which a supervisor feels subordinates are concerned with the supervisor's well-being and value the supervisor as a leader. Previous research suggests that subordinates’ opinions and behaviors do influence supervisor behavior. In the present study, a measure of PSubS and a measure of supervisor self-efficacy (SSE) were created and administered along with Eisenberger et al.’s (1986) measure of perceived organizational support (POS) to two samples of supervisors. The two new measures were validated using principle components factor analysis. The results indicated that PSubS is a unique construct distinct from POS and SSE. Implications and recommendations for future research are discussed.
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.
Work -- Psychological aspects
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
iv, 35 leaves
Clayton, Timothy Paul Jr., "Examining perceived subordinate support" (2010). Masters Theses and Doctoral Dissertations.