Perceptions of Support Trickle Down: Effects on Energetic Resources via Psychological Empowerment

Yasin Rofcanin, Siqi Wang, Mireia Las Heras, Didem Taser Erdogan, Maria Jose Bosch, Mine Afacan Findikli, Andrés Salas Vallinaa

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Abstract

Supervisor perceptions of support are key, as they can influence their subordinates' perceptions of support and well-being. Using a weekly diary data set of subordinates and their supervisors in Chile, we tested a trickle-down effect of perceived supervisor support across three hierarchical levels: upper managers, supervisors, and non-managerial employees. Drawing on the conservation of resources (COR) and social exchange theories as well as crossover research, we find that our model is largely supported. The findings revealed that supervisors' perceived support from managers (PMS) relates to subordinates' perceptions of support from their own supervisors (PSS). In turn, subordinates' PSS is positively associated with their emotional resource possession and sleep quality. Beyond these relationships, subordinates' psychological empowerment mediates the positive relationships between subordinates' PSS and their emotional resources as well as sleep quality. These findings suggest that supervisors who feel supported reciprocate with the more supportive treatment of subordinates, which likely enhances psychological empowerment, in turn driving the accumulation of emotional and physical resources.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages14
JournalEuropean Management Review
Early online date1 Jun 2023
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 1 Jun 2023

Bibliographical note

DATA AVAILABILITY STATEMENT: The data of this manuscript are available upon reason-able request from the corresponding author DidemTaser. The data are not made publicly availab

Keywords

  • conservation of resources (COR)
  • emotional resources
  • perceived supervisor support (PSS)
  • psychological empowerment
  • sleep quality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Strategy and Management

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