Abusive boss puts strain on family life

Source: UPI

An abusive boss not only causes stress and strain at work, but stress and strain at home as well, U.S. researchers said.

Study co-authors Dawn Carlson and Merideth Ferguson of Baylor University in Waco, Texas, suggested as supervisor abuse — tantrums, rudeness, public criticism and inconsiderate action — heightens tension, an employee is less motivated or able to engage in positive interactions with a partner and other family members.

The study, published online in the journal Personnel Psychology, found stress and tension caused by an abusive boss have an impact on an employee’s partner, which affects the domestic relationship and, subsequently, the employee’s entire family.

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