Top-down or Bottom-up? Investigating Psychological Stress and Turnover Intentions between Managers and Subordinates
Based on the emotional contagion theory, we examine how psychological distress is transmitted between managers and subordinates and in turn, influence their turnover intention. Specifically, we investigated and compared the two pathways: (1) managers’ psychological distress -> subordinates’ psychological distress -> subordinates' turnover intention and (2) subordinates' psychological distress -> managers’ psychological distress -> managers’ turnover intention. Using three waves of data, results revealed that psychological distress was not contagious between managers and subordinates and the mediation effects were not significant. Our current study illuminates how emotional contagions work between managers and subordinates in the IT industry.
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|Work Title||Top-down or Bottom-up? Investigating Psychological Stress and Turnover Intentions between Managers and Subordinates|
|License||All rights reserved|
|Publication Date||April 24, 2020|
|Deposited||April 16, 2020|